• Dr Ben White, DDS

Migraines and Tension Headaches...Relief with Botox.


Migraines and severe headaches are debilitating, they steal the joy of life from thousands of people in the Pensacola area every day.


Don't let this happen to you! We can help.


Surprisingly, Botox can be used to relieve migraines and headaches that are caused by tension. Yes you heard that right! Botox, which is used in cosmetic procedures to eliminate

wrinkles, can also relax muscles that cause tension migraines. When stressed our bodies respond by tightening certain muscles in the face and head. Over time these muscles grow, get stronger and build up byproducts that cause more muscle spasms and contractions. This cycle builds on itself and sometimes the only way to break this cycle is to relax the muscles.


Botox to the rescue in Pensacola!

Botox is a chemical produced by bacteria called Clostridium botulinum and it acts on muscles by stopping their ability to contract...here's how...


CAUTION Nerd moment here: Botox works in the synapse which is where your nerves connect to muscles. When Botox is present it blocks the release of Acetylcholine which normally would cause muscle contraction. Without Acetylcholine the muscle remains relaxed and cannot contract. The amount of botox used does not stop the entire muscle from working, only a portion is inhibited from contracting therefore reducing the intensity of your muscle contraction.

This effect lasts about 4-6 months and depends upon the usage of the specific muscle group. This means you will need to have botox treatments at our Pensacola office every 4-6 months but the total amount of botox may be less with each treatment as your muscles shrink back to their normal size and strength.


If you have headaches or migraines don't live with them any longer. Schedule your evaluation with Dr. Ben White at White Smiles General Dentistry. Call us at (850)912-8877


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