Dental Botox: What Does it Do?
For many years, people have known that Botox is beneficial for cosmetic reasons. However, it hasn’t been until recent years that people have begun to discover the wonders it can do for your oral health. Read on to learn more about dental Botox.
With Dr. Ania, you can experience the dental benefits of Botox. Here is what you need to know about the treatment and conditions it could help you with. Now you can gain confidence from the inside out with the help of Botox and dermal filler treatments with Dr. Ania.
What is Botox?
Botox and dermal fillers are cosmetic injection treatments that can assist with fine lines and wrinkles — but it can even assist with dental care.
Medical News Today explains that Botox contains purified bacteria that can freeze muscles. When this happens, it minimizes fine lines and wrinkles caused by facial experience. However, it can also help relax the muscles that can contribute to pain caused by muscle tension, clenching, and more.
It is an FDA-approved purified protein that, when injected into targeted muscles, can temporarily block nerve signals that cause muscle movements. The untreated areas of the face will continue to contract in a normal fashion, leaving your expression unaffected.
What is Dermal Filler?
Dermal filler contains ingredients that add fullness back into the face that have thinned with age. As we get older, our skin begins to lose collagen filled with hyaluronic acid. Collagen and hyaluronic acid add structure and volume to the face, therefore when we are missing hyaluronic acid the skin can sag and wrinkle. These smooth, injectable gels are made from naturally-occurring hyaluronic acid. Dermal fillers add volume to these deficient areas to restore your face and add a more natural, youthful appearance.
What Can Botox Help With?
The cosmetic benefits of Botox include treating dynamic wrinkles and expression lines. The most common lines treated by Medical News Today explains are the lines between the eyebrows, horizontal lines on the forehead, and crow’s feet around the eyes. These lines are usually appear due to how we smile, frown, squint, and show other emotions.
In dentistry, Botox can help with:
- Headache pain resulting from muscle tension in the head, face, and neck.
- Headaches resulting from bite issues such as temporomandibular joint (TMJ) syndrome.
- Persistent clenching and grinding of the teeth.
- “Gummy” smiles that are caused by over-retracted upper lips.
- Upside-down smiles (as it takes more muscles to form compared to smiling).
- Lip lines and puckered chins.
Botox and TMJ
Botox is beginning to be used as a treatment for TMJ disorders and the jaw pain that comes along with it. When injected into these facial muscles, it can relieve the tension and pain associated with TMJ pain. The American Academy of Facial Esthetics explains how it works:
Located on each side of the head at the point where the jawbone meets the skull is the temporomandibular joint. This joint is used during talking, eating, and swallowing. If the joint becomes displaced or overworked due to teeth grinding, a person may suffer from uncomfortable symptoms like headaches and sharp jaw pain. Botox can relieve jaw tension by making these muscles unable to engage in the powerful movement of the jaw that most people don’t even realize they’re doing.
Receiving this treatment is quick, easy, and effective. It is a non-invasive procedure, meaning that there is no downtime and you’re able to resume your normal everyday tasks immediately. Only the areas injected in the face will relax, which means the rest of your face and body will continue functioning as normal. Many patients will begin noticing relief of their symptoms in 1 to 2 days, although some patients may not experience relief for upwards of a week.
Botox injections typically remain effective for 3-6 months, and then they will need to be reapplied for optimal results.
Get Botox with Dr. Ania
Radiate beauty from the inside out with Botox and dermal fillers from Dr. Ania. A meter of the American Academy of Facial Esthetics (AAFE), Dr. Ania is highly trained in the anatomy of the head, neck, and oral cavity and is the best person to assist you with your Botox needs. In one quick appointment, you could see the esthetic results of Botox which can last up to six months. If you are ready to experience the dental benefits of Botox, call our office today at (303)-872-9940 to schedule an appointment.