Therapeutic Botox

Treat your migraines, TMJ pain, and teeth grinding at our Hingham dental office.

How Is Therapeutic Botox Different From Cosmetic Botox?

A sleeping woman who is out of pain because of Therapeutic Botox for migraines and Trigger Points

You may have heard the esthetic benefits Botox brings to smooth out unwanted wrinkles. However, Botox offers therapeutic benefits that are beyond skin deep. Under the care of Dr. Sam Khayat and Dr. Laura Becerra, you can benefit from Botox for migraines and trigger points (muscle pain).

If you’re experiencing a lack of sleep, TMJ pain, teeth grinding, facial and neck pain, headaches, and trigger points, Therapeutic Botox may be for you. We have the ability to:

  • Relieve tension in specific areas to decrease muscular pain
  • Relax the muscles to decrease teeth grinding (bruxism)
  • Relieve head and neck muscular pain
  • Help you sleep better
Finally, Live Your Life
  • Tension Relief: If you’re experiencing trigger points or muscle pain in the head and neck, Botox allows the knots in those muscles to relax, providing immediate relief. This not only relieves your pain but it can positively affect the balance of all the muscles in your head and neck.
  • Stop Teeth Grinding: When you grind your teeth, you’re at risk of damaging your smile and experiencing TMJ pain. Botox can help decrease the wear and tear, saving your smile and overall health.
  • Eliminate Migraines: Have headaches or migraines? Botox is perfect for you.
  • Sleep Better: When you have chronic pain and grind your teeth at night, it’s difficult to get a good night’s sleep. Once Botox relieves that pain, you may get the best sleep of your life. Read MaryBeth’s story.

Read MaryBeth’s story:

“Everything about my experience with South Shore Prosthodontics has been exceptional. I received trigger point injections for TMJ Syndrome. The results were amazing! After suffering for years, I finally had relief from my jaw pain. The results from the injections were better than I could have ever hoped for. Dr. Khayat, Dr. Becerra and the entire staff at South Shore Prosthodontics are professional, kind and caring. They truly are the best!”

– MaryBeth K. (Actual Patient)

What Can You Expect?

Through a thorough comprehensive exam and sleep test, it's our priority to get you out of pain.

First, we conduct a comprehensive muscular examination of the head and neck to understand the reason for the pain and identify the muscles that are tense and causing chronic pain.
Sleep Test
We may recommend a home sleep test (provided by us) to evaluate your sleep performance and the activity of the grinding muscles. During your second appointment, we will analyze the data from the sleep test and create a comprehensive treatment plan.
Begin Treatment
That same appointment you will be treated with Therapeutic Botox and Trigger Points Treatment in the specific muscles we discussed. You should start noticing the effects of treatment within 2-10 days.
Follow-Up Appointment
Within two weeks, you’ll return to our office so we can reassess your treatment plan. We can make any adjustments if necessary (at no charge to you).
1 Month Later
Within one month, you will take a new sleep test for re-evaluation. This ensures your treatment plan is making progress and providing the results as expected.
3 Months Later
Botox lasts for about three months. Therefore, we’ll set up regular follow up appointments for every three months to receive new injections and keep you free from pain.

Why Choose South Shore Prosthodontics for Therapeutic Botox?

Dr. Khayat and Dr. Becerra, smiling and talking to a patient while standing at our front desk
Your Life. Our Specialty.
It may sound strange for a dentist to inject Botox. However, dentists are specialists when it comes to your head and neck, making them preferred providers. Dr. Khayat and Dr. Becerra have completed intensive training at the American Academy of Facial Esthetics…This text is linked to the website for American Academy of Facial Esthetics and opens in a new window… to provide Therapeutic Botox and Trigger Points Treatment.
Dr. Khayat, your prosthodontist in Hingham, MA, using modern technology to conduct a exam
Using The Best Technology
Being specialists in periodontics, prosthodontics, and dental implants, our office wouldn’t be complete without using the best dental technology. For identifying sleep data and grinding activity, our home sleep test is considered one of the best in the industry to obtain accurate results.
A patient check out at the front desk after her dental appointment
Working With Your Needs
Worried Botox will hurt? Nervous you won’t be able to afford it? We are here to help. Our top priority is to make sure you feel truly valued and comfortable. Why? Everyone in our office is here for you, and we want to make sure you leave our office smiling.

South Shore Prosthodontics has an extremely knowledgeable and caring staff. They went over and beyond to treat my TMJ with trigger point injections. The pain quickly subsided and I was very pleased with the results. I cannot recommend them enough!

Emily K. (Actual Patient)

Get the Answers to Your Botox Questions

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  • Does getting Botox hurt?
    The procedure is very comfortable. You will feel a tiny pinch when we insert the needles, but we use the best and smallest needles for patient comfort.
  • Will my dental insurance cover Botox?
    Currently, Botox is considered an out-of-pocket expense.
    However, patients are entitled to bill their insurance providers if they wish.
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  • Will I bruise after the injections?
    Like any injection, there is always a potential risk of bruising. However, it is minimal because we use tiny needles.
  • Can I go in the heat or exercise after treatment?
    It is recommended for the first 2-3 days to stay away from heat and straining from exercise. This gives Botox enough time to be well absorbed by the muscles. You should not touch and rub the areas of the injections within the first four hours.
  • When will I start seeing the results?
    It takes 2-10 days for the Botox to take effect. You will schedule a 2-week follow-up appointment for possible enhancements if needed by injecting more Botox. If enhancements are needed, you will not be charged.
  • Can I get nerve damage with Botox?
    Botox is injected in the muscles, not the nerves. There is always a chance to affect an undesired muscle, which can cause temporary palsy, but we took the best training and our approach is very conservative: Less is more. During your Botox injections, we start with lower doses to prevent an excess of Botox. We do provide a free enhancement after two weeks to evaluate the results.

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