Frequently Asked Questions

Traditionally we think of BOTOX® as a cosmetic treatment to address wrinkles, but science has found BOTOX® (Clostridium botulinum) in fact has many other beneficial clinical uses for patients because it can treat certain conditions by temporarily relaxing muscles that may be causing or exacerbating pain.

Therapeutic BOTOX® has been a recognized and approved treatment for migraines, tension-related headaches and oral-facial pain symptoms by the FDA and Health Canada for some time.

Given dentists spend years educating themselves on the anatomy associated with your bite, facial muscles and jaw, BOTOX® is being increasingly used in practices like ours to assist patients find relief from oral-facial pain and associated headaches or migraines.

Therapeutic BOTOX® is one of many management options available to individuals with chronic headaches, migraines or oral-facial pain. When other treatment options have proved unsuccessful or if you do not easily tolerate medications, Therapeutic BOTOX® therapy might be a good alternative.

By relaxing the muscles in your face, head, jaw and even shoulders, we may be able to relax the muscles enough to provide you with considerable relief of pain and discomfort.

The first step is a consultation with Dr.Walters and his team to obtain your health history, clinical photographs and to establish a treatment plan for your specific case.

Dr. Barton Walters

With over 25 years in practice, Dr. Walters is pleased to bring alternative therapies to his patients looking for pain relief from tension-type headaches and migraines, soreness from clenching and grinding, and associated oral-facial muscular pain.

He is an active member of the Canadian Dental Association, the Ontario Dental Association, the Ottawa Dental Society and has completed hundreds of hours of training with the Las Vegas institute and the Pacific Training Institute for Facial Aesthetics; an Institute dedicated to training in Therapeutic BOTOX® therapy.

Dr. Walters has invested his time to ensuring his patients have access to as many therapies as possible. He believes
if you feel better, you live better.

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"Feel Better, Live Better"

Book a consultation with us today to find out if Therapeutic BOTOX® is right for you.

Clinically Speaking

We want to assist you with pain management and we know that Therapeutic BOTOX® can be very effective in treating:
Chronic Headaches
Migraines
Jaw Pain
Oral-Facial Pain
Muscular pain from grinding and clenching

Migraines, Headaches or
Oral-facial pain?

Book a consultation with us today
to find out if Therapeutic BOTOX®
is right for you.

Important Safety Information

Medications?

Inform us of all medications you are taking.

Prior or Planned Surgery?

Prior to treatment inform us of all medical conditions including any plans to have surgery; if you have had surgery to your face or have any weakness in your facial muscles.

ALS or Nerve Conditions

Inform us of any muscle or nerve conditions such as ALS or Lou Gehrig’s Disease.

Pregnancy?

Inform us if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant.

Side Effects

Possible side effects can include(but are not limited to): Muscle weakness, possible allergic reaction, minor spread of toxin effects, temporary dry mouth, minor and temporary discomfort or pain at the injection site, temporary fatigue, headache, neck pain, or blurred vision; and possible eyelid droop or dry eyes.

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