August 22, 2019
You love smiling and laughing, but you don’t love those lines that have started to show up on your face. You think about getting Botox treatment with a plastic surgeon or a dermatologist, but did you know that you can get this treatment from your dentist? Yes, believe it or not, your dentist in Denver can give you painless Botox injections, help you erase those pesky reminders that you’re getting older, and address many other problems as well. In this post, you’ll learn about the many uses of Botox and what you can expect when it’s administered by your dentist.
Ways Your Dentist Can Use Botox
As a highly trained professional, your dentist has thorough knowledge of facial physiology and anatomy and can therefore use Botox to do the following:
Get Rid of Wrinkles
The most widely known use of Botox is reducing the appearance of facial wrinkles. Over time, from repeated smiling, laughing, frowning, and otherwise emoting, wrinkles can start showing up around your eyes, mouth, and forehead. As an expert in the facial structures, your dentist is more than capable of administering Botox treatment to temporarily stop muscles from contracting and showing this common sign of aging. It is important to note that these injections should not interfere with your ability to express emotions in your face.
Relieve TMJ Disorders and Migraines
The temporomandibular joint (TMJ), which is located in front of your ears can cause significant pain or discomfort, hampering your ability to comfortably eat, speak, or otherwise use your mouth. If you suffer from pain in your TMJ or severe headaches, Botox could help you get relief from your symptoms. How? Botox is a substance that temporarily paralyzes muscles, and when it’s placed in the right spot, it can alleviate these debilitating pains. Your dentist has the training and experience to know where these injections will have the most impact.
Relax Bruxism and Muscle Spasms
Often connected to TMJ disorders, bruxism (or the tendency to clench or grind your teeth, particularly during sleep) is another condition that Botox can treat. Basically, it can make any facial muscle relax. As a result, Botox can also help with lazy eye and uncontrollable blinking. Keep in mind that Botox is a temporary fix for all of these issues.
What You Can Expect After Botox
The Botox procedure takes about 10 minutes to complete, but it may take a few days for the Botox to take effect. The actual injections are nearly painless, and you shouldn’t experience any side effects. In most cases, the results last for three months, but some people have been able to enjoy the results of Botox for up to as long as six months.
Why should you get your Botox treatment from your dentist instead of the spa? If you combine Botox treatments with cosmetic dental treatment, you can drastically improve your confidence and your appearance—all in one place during one appointment. Interested in getting Botox? Contact your dentist today!
About the Practice
At Pearl Dentistry, Denver residents have two experienced, friendly dentists to choose from. Dr. Jayme glam and Dr. Stefanie Walker each have had advanced training in cosmetic dental services, including Botox. They are happy to help patients with Botox treatments whether for pain-management or cosmetic purposes. To schedule an appointment with Pearl Dentistry, you can call (720) 440-9296 or click here.
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