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Botox is Now Available at Cuyahoga Falls Dental Arts

Cuyahoga Falls Dental Arts provides Botox® injections in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio to smooth out facial wrinkles in our patients who want younger looking skin. Botox® was designed to treat many of the visual signs of aging by using the Botulinum Toxin to relax facial muscles and reduce the appearance of wrinkles. The procedure is considered safe and effective and poses little risk of complications.

Cuyahoga Botox® patients often visit us to address wrinkles in a number of facial areas. Horizontal forehead lines, vertical lines between the eyebrows and "crow's feet" are common reasons to receive treatment with Botox®. This procedure has become a popular non-surgical choice to achieve a younger looking appearance.

Reasons for Considering a Botox Treatment:

• Fine Lines

• Crow’s Feet

• Excessive facial wrinkles

• Large Wrinkles or Furrows

• Laugh Lines and Frown Lines

Receiving Botox at Cuyahoga Falls Dental Arts

When you come to Cuyahoga Falls Dental Arts, you will receive the personal attention you deserve. We offer a calm and relaxing environment to provide you with a positive experience throughout your treatment.

An anesthetic cream is placed on your skin prior to administering the Botox® injections. Typically, a small amount (1-2 cc’s) of Botox® is injected into each wrinkle and ice is applied once treatment is complete.  Botox® relaxes the facial muscles by blocking the impulses from the nerve. The result is smoother skin that lasts up to six months, after which we invite our patients to return for a maintenance treatment.

Optimizing your Recovery

There is very little downtime after receiving treatment with Botox. Patients usually return to their normal daily activities immediately after the procedure.

You will be instructed not to lay down for a period of time after treatment and given other important information regarding after-care. Following our post-procedure instructions are important to avoid any side-effects.

It is imperative that patients who have undergone Botox treatment should avoid laying down flat, engaging in vigorous physical activities, or applying cosmetics for a minimum of four hours after the injections.  Also, avoid rubbing or massaging the injected area for at least 24 hours. Contact us at Cuyahoga Falls Dental Arts to see if Botox is the right solution for you!

Botox as a Treatment Option for TMJ

Temporomandibular joint disorders (TMJD or TMJ), are notoriously difficult to diagnose and treat.  Many of the related symptoms, such as headaches and earaches, often lead doctors to diagnose a sinus condition, as opposed to a problem with the jaw joint.  TMJ symptoms often change in severity, depending on how much stress the sufferer is experiencing.  During an intensely stressful period, grinding teeth, debilitating earaches, and lockjaw may occur.  Botox® injections are sometimes an effective and painless way to alleviate tension in the temporomandibular joint, reducing jaw pain, headaches, and suffering.

Botox® is commonly associated with cosmetic practices, including eliminating glabellar lines and facial wrinkles.  Recently however, Botox® has become an increasingly popular TMJ treatment.  Although some TMJ symptoms may improve without any specific treatment, Botox® offers fast and long-lasting relief for those that do not.

Here are several of the major benefits Botox® offers TMJ sufferers:

• Elimination of headaches caused by nighttime grinding.

• Minimization of lockjaw.

• Reduced discomfort when using the jaw.

• Reduced shoulder and neck pain.

• Substantially reduced jaw tension.

How does Botox® work?

The temporomandibular joint is located on both sides of the head where the skull adjoins the jawbone.  This joint is constantly being used for a variety of daily activities, such as chewing, biting, speaking, and swallowing.  The most prominent causes of TMJ are jaw displacement and stress-related involuntary jaw movements.  Botox® expediently alleviates temporomandibular tension by relaxing the jaw muscles, thus preventing unconscious jaw movement and ending grinding-related headaches.

One of the major advantages of Botox® is that normal functions such as speaking, swallowing, and biting are left unaffected.  The only major change is the reduction in pain and discomfort.  In addition, controlling TMJ can also prevent serious dental problems from occurring later. TMJ, if left untreated, can contribute to tooth decay, gum disease, and the loosening of teeth.

What’s involved when getting Botox® injections?

Prior to administering Botox® injections, Dr. Papich needs to check the patient’s suitability for treatment.  When used in conjunction with certain medications and substances, Botox® may not produce the desired results.  It is exceptionally important therefore, to be honest about prior medical history.  Botox® is not recommended for pregnant or lactating women.

The Botox® injections take 10-20 minutes to administer, depending on the amount required.  Because it is non-surgical, the Botox® procedure will be performed at the dental office.  Driving ability will not be impaired by the treatment, so there is no need for a designated driver.  The injections are no more painful than a bug bite or pinprick, but nitrous oxide (laughing gas) can be used to reduce anxiety if necessary.

Normal activity can be resumed immediately after the Botox® treatment, but strenuous activity should be avoided for 24 hours after treatment.  It may take several days to feel the full benefits of the treatment, but Botox® will continue to work for up to 3 months.

If you have any questions or concerns about TMJ or Botox® treatment, please contact our office.


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