Receiving Botox Treatment From Your Dentist
Many people associate Botox with cosmetic procedures, but its benefits go well beyond aesthetics. Did you know it can also be used to treat a variety of medical problems? Neck spasms, lazy eye, excessive sweating, overactive bladder and even chronic migraines can be treated using Botox.
Because Botox has so many uses, it’s not only offered by cosmetic surgeons. Cosmetic dentists have also seen the huge benefits of Botox treatments. Because of this, patients are starting to move away from medical spa treatments and are starting to visit qualified dentists who better understand the anatomy of the face for their Botox treatments.
Why Choose a Dentist?
When going into a typical medical spa, their main concern is the aesthetic and how it will look on the surface. However, when going to see a cosmetic dentist they are also going to consider how the treatment will affect your overall health, function and the nerves that lie below the surface.
Others have also opted to visit their dentist for Botox treatment simply because of convenience in that they are already visiting their dentist regularly, so why not take care of all of the treatments at once?
The biggest reason for seeing your dentist for Botox treatment is getting a comprehensive diagnosis and understanding the full effect of the treatment.
Botox Treatments for Pain and Discomfort
Botox injections block specific signals from nerves, which temporarily relaxes facial muscles. Because dentists are experts in the subject of facial muscles, patients can now be treated for a number of various conditions.
- Patients suffering from Temporal Mandibular Joint Disorder (TMJ) may find relief from soreness and discomfort of through Botox treatment.
- Bruxism, which causes grinding and clenching of the teeth, can be lessened using Botox treatment, and the force of muscular contractions can be reduced. In fact, coupled with a nightguard with this treatment can alleviate migraines often caused by teeth clenching and grinding.
- Patients who use dentures can also benefit. The use of Botox can help relax and retrain the lip muscles around new dentures.
Botox Treatments for Cosmetics
No one is better qualified to administer cosmetic Botox than a professional who is experienced and educated in area of facial anatomy. Dentists generally possess more expertise in this area than many general practitioners.
Cosmetic Botox offered by dentists can even be used in complementing dental restorations, facial injections and dermal fillers. This allows them to provide aesthetic treatments for features that become wrinkled or creased over time such as the neck, face or shoulders.
Learn about Your Treatment Options
At LifeSmiles by Dr. Randy Mitchmore, we offer state-of-the-art dental treatment in a friendly, anxiety-free environment. The difference can quickly become apparent after your first treatment; you will discover that the level of care and expertise required to properly apply the product can only come from a professional that understands proper Botox procedure, measurement, and follow up. Contact us to schedule an appointment.