Everything Dental Botox Can Help With
The cosmetic benefits of botox are already well known, such as helping reduce fine lines and wrinkles and helping us appear more youthful as we age. However, dental botox is becoming more and more popular because of how it can help with pain caused by TMJ and more. Dr. Ania offers dental botox — here is when it might work for you.
What is Dental Botox?
Botox is a drug that is made from a toxin produced by bacterium Clostridium botulinum. This is the same toxin that can cause life-threatening food poisoning known as botulism. However, when used in small doses, it can treat health problems MedlinePlus explains. Health problems that can benefit from Botox include:
- Temporary smoothing of facial wrinkles, improving appearance
- Severe underarm sweating
- Cervical dystonia – a neurological disorder that can cause severe neck and shoulder muscle contractions
- blepharospasm – uncontrollable blinking
- Chronic migraine
- Overactive bladder
How Does Botox Work?
MedlinePlus further explains how Botox works. These injections work by temporarily weakening or paralyzing certain muscles or blocking certain nerves. These injections can last anywhere from three to twelve months, depending on what you are trying to treat.
What is Dental Botox?
Dental Botox is using the same injection as typical botox, but for the use of improving oral health and the appearance of your smile. Patients will get the best results when it is used as part of a comprehensive dental treatment plan. In dentistry, these injections are used to help with a number of different conditions and the symptoms that come along with them. Dental Botox can assist patients who suffer from:
- Headache pain resulting from muscle tension in the head, face, or neck
- TMJ (temporomandibular joint disorder) pain that often results in headaches and jaw stiffness
- Persistent clenching and grinding of the teeth
- “Gummy” smiles caused by over-retracted upper lips
- Upside-down smile (as it takes more muscles to frown compared to smile)
- Lip lines and puckered chins
For patients who suffer from TMJ pain, injections can help relax the muscles and improve your ability to chew and talk in a quick and effective way. However, as the results are not permanent, the results can wear off over the course of a few months and injections will be needed again to continue keeping the issue at bay.
Is Dental Botox Safe?
Studies have shown that Botox is a safe, conservative, non-surgical, reversible, and minimally invasive treatment modality to achieve cosmetic results. Further, with proper training, dentists are one of the most qualified doctors to provide the treatment due to their profound knowledge of anesthesia in the oral region, which can make patients more comfortable and at ease. For patients to get the most out of their treatment, it is often recommended that the injection be administered up to three times a year.
Dr. Ania has been specially trained in total facial esthetics and is a member of the American Academy of Facial Esthetics (AAFE).Further, as a dentist, Dr. Ania is highly trained in the entire anatomy of the head, neck, and oral cavity. With Dr. Ania, your treatment will be administered with exceptional accuracy and precision.
What is Dermal Filler?
Dermal filler is another type of injection that is made from naturally-occurring hyaluronic acid. These fillers add volume to areas around your face that have lost collagen and hyaluronic acid as a result of aging. In addition to Botox, adding dermal filler into your regimen can restore your face to a natural, youthful appearance.
Benefits of Botox and Filler
Millions of people are now experiencing the benefits of Botox and Dermal Filler. Not only can these injectables help treat pain like migraines and jaw tightness, but it can also improve your appearance. Having an attractive smile can significantly improve your image and self confidence. Research shows that self-perceived image of dental esthetics can remarkably affect an individual’s social and psychological well-being.
Cons of Botox and Filler
The biggest con of these injectables is that they are not permanent and do wear off. Results vary for everyone, and some patients might see results for up to a year while others might need more injections done after three months.
Make an Appointment with Dr. Ania
Millions of people are now experiencing the benefits of Botox and Dermal Filler. If you are someone that doesn’t feel as confident with your smile as you should, come see how dental Botox and filler could help you today. In addition, we can suggest other dental treatments that could help achieve a smile you are proud of and love. Make an appointment with Dr. Ania’s team today to learn more about injections: (303)-872-9940.