Dentistry offers comprehensive treatment to keep oral diseases away and ensure you sport a beautiful smile. Along with these, few dentists also offer Botox treatment, which is used for several purposes like treating TMD, chronic headaches, fine lines and wrinkles on the face, etc. At our dental practice, we meticulously handle such concerns and offer the safest and most effective treatment.
What is Botox?
Botox is Botulinum Toxin A - a muscle relaxant. It has been used in medical procedures for many years now and is lately gaining popularity in dentistry as well. Botox is injected directly into the skin in the problem areas, and the molecules of the substance gently adhere to the nerve endings and keep them from transmitting sensory signals. This gradually reduces muscle contractions, and the effect would last for a few months.
Botox is absolutely safe when injected in limited quantities, which is why it would require well-trained and experienced hands. Since it is biocompatible, it wouldn’t have any adverse effects on human tissues.
What are the applications of Botox?
TMD: Temporomandibular joint disorder is a condition affecting the TMJ - the joints connecting the lower jaw to the skull. The condition has symptoms like severe pain while moving the jaw, limited movement of the jaw, popping or clicking sound during jaw movement, etc. Injecting Botox near the TMD helps to relieve the tissues of the stress and enable easier movement of the jaw.
Chronic headaches: Sometimes, the cause of chronic headaches could be the stressed out muscles and tissues near the head, neck, shoulders, or on the face. Botox can be used as a muscle relaxant by meticulously administering it in troubled areas. It can also be used to treat Bruxism.
Fine lines and wrinkles:As a person ages, fine lines, wrinkles, and frown lines start to appear on the face. Once Botox is injected near these wrinkles and lines, the tissues would be relaxed, and the lines disappear.
Please schedule an appointment online or call us to have a consultation with our dentist, Dr. Corbo, and we will be happy to assist you further.