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At Grove City Dental, we offer Botox treatments. Most people know Botox for its wrinkle reduction effect. These treatments relax the muscle and temporarily improve the appearance of moderate to severe forehead lines, crow’s feet, bunny lines, and glabellar lines. Results may vary and typically last 3-5 months. By relaxing the muscle, the overlying lines and wrinkles diminish and appear less severe. However, Botox can also be used to address TMJ issues and other oral health concerns.

  • Effective for cosmetic & therapeutic use
  • Treat wrinkles, lines, teeth clenching, grinding & more
  • Eradicate discomfort associated with wearing new dentures
  • Minimize the look of a “gummy” smile
  • Experience benefits for 3-6 months!

Long known for its cosmetic, wrinkle-releasing benefits, many people aren’t aware that Botox can positively impact your smile, as well. At Grove City Dental, we offer this transformative injectable and would be pleased to discuss how it may benefit you!

What Is Botox & How Does It Work?

The trademark name for botulinum toxin A, Botox is a neurotoxin injectable that’s used to temporarily paralyze muscles in desired areas. Along with providing overall facial aesthetic benefits – it effectively softens wrinkles around the injection site – Botox can also treat blepharospasm (uncontrolled eye twitching), migraines caused by TMJ (Temporomandibular Joint) syndrome, chronic teeth clenching and grinding, discomfort associated with wearing new dentures, “gummy” smiles, and more.

Once it’s been carefully injected into the desired treatment area, the liquid goes to work at paralyzing surrounding muscles and is effective for approximately three to six months.

Symptoms and Complications of Bruxism and TMJ

Millions of people have either a TMJ disorder or bruxism, and some people have both. If you have one of these problems, you are not alone. However, that does not mean you shouldn’t seek treatment. TMJ disorders can cause patients unnecessary pain when left untreated, and untreated bruxism can lead to tooth damage and sensitivity.
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In many cases, a person with bruxism might not even be aware of how often they grind their teeth. This is especially true of people with sleep bruxism. Catching the grinding in the act isn’t the only way to know it’s happening, though.

There are several clear indicators of bruxism:

Shortened, worn down teeth with flattened chewing surfaces

Damage like chips and cracks in the teeth

Exposed dentin (the yellow bony tissue layer beneath the enamel)

tooth loss

Jaw soreness (in sleep bruxism, the jaw is more sore in the morning, while daytime bruxism leaves the jaw sore by evening)

Frequent headaches

Overdeveloped jaw muscles

Symptoms of TMJ disorders include:

Signs and symptoms of TMJ disorders may include:

Pain or tenderness of your jaw

Pain in one or both of the temporomandibular joints

Aching pain in and around your ear

Difficulty chewing or pain while chewing

Aching facial pain

Locking of the joint, making it difficult to open or close your mouth

Treating TMJ and Bruxism with BOTOX and Fillers

Many dentists treat TMJ disorders (also called TMD) and bruxism with night guards or splints, which are very helpful, but at Grove City Dental, we can also treat TMJ problems and bruxism with BOTOX, which is just a shorter way of saying “botulinum toxin.” The BOTOX or filler is injected into painful problem areas to provide relaxation and relief.

BOTOX treatments are quick and easy, making them a convenient treatment for TMD and bruxism pain. Of course, your specific treatment depends on your situation and your needs. For best results, your dentist may recommend both a night guard and BOTOX or filler treatments.

FDA-Approved Wrinkle Treatment

Botox was approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2002 as a temporary cosmetic treatment for wrinkles like moderate to severe frown lines, crow’s feet, and forehead lines. The safety and effectiveness of Botox has been featured in more than 16 years of published research and described in 4700 articles in peer-reviewed medical and scientific journals. This is a reliable, safe, and well-studied treatment option.
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Side-effects and allergic reactions are possible. You should not get one of these treatments if you have had a reaction to a botulinum toxin treatment in the past.

Who Can Benefit From Botox?

People who are in good overall health are generally ideal candidates, provided they are not allergic to any ingredients within this injectable. If you suffer from Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), Multiple Sclerosis, or are pregnant or breastfeeding, let us know, as these factors may also impact your treatment candidacy.

Have additional questions about whether Botox is right for you? Call us today! You can learn more about us by checking our business page, and make sure to get directions before heading our way.