Maybe you’re ready to boost your look and get a youthful glow. Or perhaps you’re struggling with TMJ/myofascial pain and are in need of instant relief. From blurring fine lines to reducing a gummy smile, Botox is a highly versatile treatment that can enhance your appearance, balance facial features, and alleviate jaw discomfort. Your dentist is not only an expert in teeth but has extensive knowledge of the muscles and structure of the face, making them well positioned to administer this treatment. As a licensed provider, they can use Botox to complement a variety of procedures. If you’re looking for a treatment that will help you feel great from the inside out, talk to your dentist about Botox.
Most Botox treatments can be done in under 15 minutes.
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As an expert in facial aesthetics, your dentist is fully licensed to safely inject Botox and give you the results you’ve been looking for. If you are interested in other cosmetic treatments, your dentist can outline a tailored plan to achieve your unique smile goals.
Looking for the perfect complement to your Botox treatment? Dermal fillers can bring volume back into your cheeks, jawline, and lips. The end result is a more youthful appearance, without the need for invasive surgery.
Dr. Taylor is proud to be certified by the American Academy of Facial Esthetics. Rest easy knowing that your smile is in expert care.
Botox injections can ease jaw tension, resulting in instant relief. By relaxing your muscles, Botox helps you avoid clenching and encourages the healing of your temporomandibular joint.
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Botox evens out lines around the eyes, mouth, and forehead by targeting specific muscles and enabling them to relax. This leaves you with a rejuvenated appearance for months.
Does your smile show too much of the upper gum line? Botox can help reduce the appearance of a gummy smile by relaxing the muscles of the upper lip. After receiving treatment, your lips will cover any excess gum tissue when you smile, restoring balance to your naturally beautiful grin.
TMJ disorders involve the muscles, joints, and nerves of the jaw, and are linked to chronic myofascial pain and migraines. Botox can help ease the tension on these strained muscles, so the parts of your jaw work together in pain-free harmony.
During your consultation, we’ll discuss your personal smile goals, and discuss how Botox treatments may be able to help you achieve your unique vision. Additionally, if you’re experiencing jaw pain, we’ll find out if Botox can help relieve your discomfort.
Once we’ve decided if Botox is a suitable fit, we’ll develop a personalized treatment plan that covers the initial set of injections. Botox treatment generally lasts between 3-6 months, so we’ll be sure to schedule any follow-up appointments for additional injections.
After cleaning and sanitizing the treatment site, a thin needle is used to inject Botox into the targeted areas. You and your dentist will decide if you require any numbing for the procedure to keep you comfortable and out of pain.
Dentists are experts at more than just teeth. Not only do they have extensive knowledge of the face and jaw, but Botox can often complement many different dental treatments and procedures. For patients with TMJ disorders or bruxism, Botox may be used in conjunction with a nightguard to minimize pain and the effects of jaw clenching and teeth grinding. Botox can even be used to help patients’ mouths adjust to a new set of dentures!
Botox has been shown to be effective in relieving patients of pain associated with Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) disorders. Although the direct cause of TMJ disorders can be hard to pinpoint, the symptoms often include pain or tenderness in the jaw or around the ear, headaches, pain while chewing, and even lockjaw in more extreme cases. Botox targets the TMJ muscles, causing them to stop contracting and relax, which often allows the whole TMJ system to realign and work in harmony, relieving you of your TMJ-related pain.
Botox can usually last anywhere from 3-6 months before requiring another round of injections. Although they can last quite a while, the results are still not permanent and will require follow-up appointments and additional injections to maintain their effectiveness.
Botox results are not instant. Although you may notice some change right away, (especially if it’s your first treatment), and a little bit more after 4-6 days, most patients see and feel the complete results of Botox injections after 10-14 days.