Botox is composed of botulinum toxin, a form of a purified protein used to treat a number of cosmetic and dental issues. It is injected into the facial muscles and blocks the nerve transmission to those muscles. As a result, the dynamic motion in the skin is relaxed, allowing the wrinkles to smooth and disappear. Common injection sites include the forehead, the area between the eyebrows, the corners of the eyes, and the sides of the chin.
Since Botox is a muscle relaxant, it can be used in TMJ and bruxism cases for pain relief. Dental Botox treatments can actually prevent or reduce teeth grinding and clenching. When Botox is injected into your jaw muscles, it relaxes them and reduces their powerful force. Dental Botox can also block migraines from coming back for months at a time. It is also uniquely useful for treating other conditions such as temporomandibular joint disorders, excessive salivation, headache, and neuropathic facial pain, muscle movement disorders, and facial nerve palsy.
For patients wishing to erase the signs of age and enjoy a more youthful appearance, Botox injections effectively treat facial wrinkles and lines, minimizing and sometimes eliminating them altogether. The procedure is quick, requires no anesthesia and takes anywhere from a few days to a week to take full effect. It is a safe and well-established technique that can be performed by your dentist at Bradenton Smiles Dentistry. Dentists are uniquely suited for providing Botox treatment. We are skilled at assessing the balance and overall aesthetics of the face and have had extensive training in the anatomy of the head and neck.
Call Bradenton Smiles Dentistry at 941-782-8990 for an appointment today and find out how you can experience the unique benefits of Botox.