Austin Cosmetic Dentist Receives Top Training in BOTOX Injections for TMJ Treatment
Dr. Mark Sweeney explains what he learned from courses on how to effectively administer BOTOX injections to treat temporomandibular joint disorder.
Austin, TX — Austin cosmetic dentist, Dr. Mark Sweeney of Austin Dental Spa, recently traveled to San Antonio, TX and Miami, FL to complete two training sessions for certification on the use of BOTOX® injections to effectively treat temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder. The temporomandibular joint is what connects your skull and jaw together. TMJ disorder occurs when patients are experiencing difficulty with their jaw, jaw joints, and the surrounding facial muscles.
Some symptoms of TMJ disorder include:
- Chronic facial pain
- Limited jaw mobility
- Clicking or popping of the jaw
- Headaches or migraines
- Ringing in the ears
The classes Dr. Sweeney attended were taught by Dentox’s Dr. Howard Katz, the inventor of BOTOX® Cosmetic and gel dermal fillers for dental use. Dentox is a premier dental course company founded by Dr. Katz, dedicated to providing the highest level of training to dentists around the country on the use of BOTOX® Cosmetic and gel dermal fillers.
Dr. Katz determined BOTOX® Cosmetic to be effective at minimizing muscle activity in and around the jaw, and he says this treatment is effective at reducing many symptoms of TMJ disorder. Dr. Sweeney says the injection basically “dumbs down the muscle that is overacting,” which can provide great benefits to migraine sufferers with TMJ disorder as well as others experiencing pain and difficulty from the disorder. He notes that typically, patients who receive TMJ disorder treatment with BOTOX® injections will enjoy six months or more of relief.
Dr. Sweeney explains the exact treatment plan and results vary for each patient. He formulates a custom and unique plan, allowing each patient to receive the best possible benefits from this treatment. As noted in his recent blog on his website, “Dr. Sweeney Now Offers BOTOX® Injections to Treat TMJ Disorder,” his office has two treatment options available at Austin Dental Spa:
- Two BOTOX® injections into the overactive muscle–one on each side of the jaw
- Seventeen small doses of BOTOX® injections around the head
Dr. Sweeney recommends anyone who thinks they may be suffering from TMJ disorder to visit a highly-skilled dentist to determine how BOTOX® injections may help alleviate some of the issues caused by TMJ disorder. At this time, Austin Dental Spa only administers BOTOX® injections to treat TMJ disorder patients.
About Mark Sweeney, DDS
Dr. Mark Sweeney has been practicing cosmetic dentistry since 1979. He completed dental school at the University of Texas Health Science Center Dental School. While he has experience with general dentistry, his passion has always been to help maintain and transform his patients’ smiles through cosmetic procedures. Dr. Sweeney uses only the latest, state-of-the-art techniques and technologies at his practice. He is a member of several prestigious dental organizations, including the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, Texas Dental Association, and the American Endodontic Society. Dr. Sweeney is available for interview upon request.
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