Many people think dentistry deals only with offering comprehensive dental treatment to keep oral diseases away to ensure an aesthetically pleasing and beautiful smile. However, in addition to this, many dentists also offer Botox treatment which is used to treat several conditions like TMD, fine lines, chronic headaches, wrinkles on the face, etc. Our dentists have the expertise to handle such concerns at our dental practice meticulously and offer the safest and most effective treatment.
What is Botox?
Botox or Botulinum Toxin A is a prescription muscle relaxant medication that is injected into muscles. It has been used in various medical procedures for many years, but now, it is gaining popularity in the dental field too. The medication helps improve the look of moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows and around the side of the eyes in adults temporarily. Botox is injected into your skin directly in the problem areas. When its molecules gently adhere to the nerve endings, it prevents them from transmitting sensory signals. This gradually results in reduced muscle contractions, and the effect can last up to a year.
Botox treatment is safe when it is administered in limited quantities. Hence, it is important to ensure that your treatment is done by well-trained and experienced hands.
What are the applications of Botox?
- TMD:TMD or Temporomandibular joint disorder is a condition that affects TMJ - the joints that connect the lower jaw to the skull. TMD is identifiable by its symptoms that include severe pain while moving the jaw, limited jaw movement, popping or clicking sound during jaw movement, etc. Injecting Botox near the TMD relieves the stress from the tissues and enables the jaw's effortless and easier movement.
- Chronic headaches:Sometimes, stressed-out muscles and tissues near the head, neck, shoulders, or face can lead to chronic headaches. Botox injection can help relax the muscles when meticulously administered in troubled areas.
- Bruxism treatment:Botox treatment can be to treat bruxism. During the treatment, Botox will be injected into the muscles responsible for moving your jaw. It may also be injected into the frontalis and temporalis muscles as per your particular needs. This will help reduce clenching.
- Fine lines and wrinkles:Fine lines, wrinkles, and frown lines can appear on your face as you age. Once Botox is administered near these wrinkles and lines, this will make the tissues relaxed, and the lines will disappear.
Please schedule an appointment online or call us to have a consultation with our dentist, and we will be happy to assist you further.