[INDIANAPOLIS, IN] (August 2013)—Dr. Julie Stante, DDS, of Fishers, IN, completed a hands-on Continuing Education and Training Course in July, 2013, on TMJ (temporomandibular joint) and facial pain therapy utilizing the Botox procedure. The American Academy of Facial Esthetics, the leader in providing Botox training courses for dentists and all healthcare professionals, offered the course.
Dr. Stante, one of just a handful of dentists in the area utilizing this non-surgical and minimally invasive technique, is excited about the benefits for those suffering from mild to severe levels of facial pain, whether it’s from headaches, migraines, stress or TMJ dysfunction.
“Although patients with jaw or facial pain can often benefit from wearing bite guards at night, injecting Botox into the jaw muscles may certainly relieve the pain associated with TMJ disorders,” says Dr. Stante. “Botox causes the affected muscles to relax, so with the clenching and grinding often associated with TMJ dysfunction, it is a progressive treatment option to decrease the hyperactivity of the effected musculature, helping to reduce or eliminate the headaches or facial pain and bringing about relief.”
While covering the spectrum of dental services, Dr. Stante’s focus includes Family dentistry, Cosmetic dentistry and Neuromuscular TMJ Therapy, where she has completed numerous courses similar to this one on the latest advancements in aesthetic and neuromuscular dentistry. “The medical uses of Botox continue to grow,” says Dr. Stante. “Given its increasing benefits to my patients, it serves as an important role from those suffering from TMJ disorders to help relieve the muscle spasm and joint pain. We believe in providing our patients with the best, most up-to-date dental care possible, and this form of treatment allows us to keep that promise.”