Botox Treatment in Newark, Ohio
At Newark Dental Associates we are members of the American Academy of Facial Esthetics-dedicated to providing the most advanced non-surgical minimally invasive techniques for beautiful and total facial esthetics.
BOTOX treatment for TMJ typically takes just a few minutes depending on the number of injections needed.
Typical dosage is around 40-50 units depending on need.
Patients will begin to see results from their treatment with BOTOX within 2-10 days following the procedure.
The effects of treatment last for approximately 3 months.
After 2-3 treatments with BOTOX, many patients lose the habit which accompanies the repetitive grinding or clenching.
Because BOTOX therapy is non-surgical and non-invasive, patient can return to normal activities immediately.
Frequently Asked Questions
Temporomandibular Joint Disorder, commonly referred to as TMJ or TMD, occurs when there is a derangement in the normal functioning of the Temporomandibular Joint. Repetitive behaviors such as teeth grinding or clenching, gum chewing, fingernail biting, or stress lead to enlargement of the head and neck muscles.
Your specific diagnosis and the severity of your condition will dictate how much BOTOX you will require.
BOTOX is injected into the affected head and neck muscles. BOTOX block nerve signals that cause muscle movements, essentially relaxing the muscles and reducing or eliminating facial pain.
You will also notice your facial esthetics will considerably improve. Facial wrinkles may disappear following the treatment. The jaw may even slim down, creating a beautiful esthetic effect.
Only the areas injected with BOTOX will be "relaxed". BOTOX treatment for TMJ therapy will not affect anywhere else in your body. The injections are mainly in the temporalis, frontalis, and masseter. Additional sites may be injected with BOTOX depending on the severity of the headaches.
The pain associated with the treatment procedure is due to the injections, but it is generally minimal and brief. Some patients have compared BOTOX injections to a "bug bite" or "prick". Pain from the injection site can be reduced by numbing injection sites with a cold pack.
As with any medical procedure, there are possible risks and side effects. Since this is a non-surgical, non-invasive procedure, the risks and complications are infrequent, minimal, and temporary.
The most commonly reported side-effects are bruising, headaches, flu syndrome, temporary eyelid droop, and nausea. BOTOX treatments should be avoided during pregnancy and lactation.
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