Clinical Botox

Our dentists at Dentistry@Arnprior is proud to announce the addition of BOTOX treatment to our dental practice. If you suffer from bruxism (tooth grinding) or Temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMJ) that is causing pain in the jaw muscles or jaw joint that does not respond to traditional splint or relaxation therapy, you might be eligible for treatment with this inject-able medication.

Our dentists have taken extensive training in order to maximize the medicinal results of BOTOX.

BOTOX is a unique, one of a kind product used by millions of people worldwide. It is a simple, nonsurgical treatment with results lasting approximately 4-6 months.

Therapeutic Botox:

  • Botox is used as an alternative treatment for TMJ (temporo-mandibular joint) disorders and associated jaw tension pain. When injected into facial muscles afflicted with soreness and discomfort, Botox relieves TMJ and jaw tension for many patients.
  • The injections often eliminate headaches resulting from teeth grinding, and in cases of severe stress, Botox can even minimize lock jaw.
  • Although Botox treatment for these conditions is presently experimental; evidence indicates that it can be extremely effective.

How does Botox treat Jaw Tension and TMJ Disorder?

  • Botox relieves jaw tension by making muscles unable to engage in the powerful, often unconscious movement of the jaw that produces headaches and pain.
  • The Therapeutic Botox treatment is usually quick, straightforward, and effective.
  • Patients experience noticeable improvement within one or two days of their first treatment, although relief can take up to a week.

How Safe is Botox?

Dental & Cosmetic Botox has been on the consumer market with full FDA and Health Canada approval for over 10 years, and has been extensively researched in over 2,400 medical studies. Botox is completely safe if administrated correctly by a trained professional.

Temporary side effects and rare complications can arise if your body is not in a healthy state when undergoing treatment. Dentistry@Arnprior strongly believes that your health must come before anything else; so patients looking to start with Botox should be in good overall health before starting treatment. Dentistry@Arnprior will diligently access your health history, and ensure that Botox is safe for your personal use before starting any injection procedures.

Who should not have these Injections?

Anyone who is either pregnant, or breastfeeding should not use BOTOX. Furthermore, anyone who has any type of neurological disease or infection of the face should also refrain from these injections.