Botox® As Effective Treatment for A Growing Number Of Medical Conditions

In a previous article, we reported that treatment of Chronic Migraines from dental causes had an improvement in overall wellness after therapy that is beginning to see coroboration with numerous clinical site reports globally. In this article, the use of Botox® is investigated in its uses beyond the treatment of cosmetic purposes.

Botox® is a drug extracted from a chemical that is produced by Clostridium botulinum, a type of bacteria. The chemical name of this drug is botulinum toxin which belongs to a drug class known as neurotoxins, but don’t let this scare you. Botox® prevents the release of acetylcholine. Acetylcholine is a chemical neurotransmitter which our bodies use to transmit signals such as the signal for a muscle to contract. The interruption of acetylcholine release causes a temporary flaccid paralysis – that is to say, the muscle will not contract as the signal for muscle contraction has been interrupted. An infection with this bacterium will cause a condition that can make your muscles weak then you have trouble seeing and speaking. However, this chemical in minute doses has been found to be medicinally useful in treating specific conditions of your body. It is also recognized as a pivotal cosmetic treatment for aging and removing wrinkles.

An infection with this bacterium will cause a condition that can make your muscles weak then you have trouble seeing and speaking. However, this chemical in minute doses has been found to be medicinally useful in treating certain conditions. It is also recognized as a pivotal cosmetic treatment for aging and the prevention of the formation and removal of wrinkles.

Botulinum toxin is commercially sold under names such as Botox®, Dysport®, Bocoutre® or Xeomin® or Myobloc®. Botox® needs to be used carefully and under the careful supervision of a trained registered medical practitioner.  Under permissible limits, you can use Botulinum toxin to effectively prevent signs of aging. What’s interesting is that Botox can also be used as a treatment for other diseases. At Georgian Dental®, trained and skillful application of Botox® used in the treatment of headache symptoms stemming from dental causes.

Botox as a treatment

For over 40 years, Botox® has been used for smoothing wrinkles. On the other hand, its medicinal properties for treating migraines and other diseases were only discovered by accident. However, it is important to understand that the use of Botox® is not a cure for a medical condition. The symptoms of the disorder will gradually return, and Botox® will need to be injected again to treat the specific condition. The originating cause, often a combination of many causes, including a dental malocclusion, needs to be addressed by a dental professional at Georgian Dental®, in order to reduce the likely hood of the symptoms returning.

Migraine Headaches

Today, Canadians who suffer from migraines have a reason to rejoice because Health Canada has already approved the use of Botox®, which is manufactured by Allergan, Inc., as a preventive treatment for chronic migraines. Health Canada recommends injecting measured doses of Botox® at very specific muscle areas in the head and neck to give relief from migraines for up to 12 weeks.

In the UK, the NHS has recommended Botox injections to prevent chronic headaches and migraine because all other treatments have been found to be ineffective or have low success rate.

Additionally, evidence generated by the Medicine and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency in the UK have shown that Botox effectively prevents migraines and chronic headaches in adults, prompting its extensive use in treating this condition.

Moreover, Migraine Trust, a non-profit organization for patients suffering from migraine, says that Botox offers a 100% safe and effective preventive treatment for migraine patients. Most of the patients who used Botox to treat their migraine commended the procedure because of the procedure’s effectiveness.

Botox is used in treating several medical conditions such as excessive sweating (where Botox is injected in the armpits to suppress sweat), urinary incontinence (where Botox is injected to the kidney walls to prevent increased urinary frequency, incontinence or nocturnia), multiple sclerosis, involuntary twitching of the eye (blepharospasm) and other essential tremors, Bell’s palsy and squint of the eyes.

The Dental Professionals at Georgian Dental® can help you experience a different approach to whole body health, starting with holistic dental care. We have successfully treated severe chronic migraine sufferers – those with a daily occurrence of chronic headaches due to dental causes, with Botox® therapy and have achieved astounding results. Call to reserve your consultation with Barrie Dentists and Orillia Dentists Dr. Tan, Dr. Bot and  Dr. Ng. Call Georgian Dental® Orillia at (705)242-5103 or Georgian Dental® Barrie at (705)739-6725, and we will help you Get Your Smile In Style!®