Botox is an injection that helps to relax and paralyze certain muscles to help them function more appropriately. While many people think of Botox as a cosmetic procedure only, it can and has been used in an array of dental procedures to help ease pain and discomfort for patients. In our office, we use Botox for TMJ issues and other problems that our patients are currently experiencing. The injections are safe, easy and they can be reapplied as needed every few months.
Why is Botox needed?
The most common reason for using Botox in the dental field is to aid in helping TMJ problems. Botox will help to relieve the pain and discomfort in the TMJ area, which can be beneficial for patients who are having problems opening and closing their jaw. Likewise, you may consider Botox if you have an ill-fitting denture. The Botox helps to relax the jaw and mouth so that the denture fits easier and more securely.
Who’s a candidate for Botox?
We will examine your mouth and jaw area to determine if you might benefit from Botox. Most patients who require Botox injections can safely come in to have the procedure done. The injections are minimal and have an incredibly high rate of success. What this means for you is that you can benefit from having these Botox injections done. You may need to come in for injections every few months for these effects to become constant.
What can you expect with Botox treatment?
You will first come into our office and have the treatment done that is needed. We can numb the area with a topical analgesic and then inject the Botox into the area. You may need several Botox injections depending on what the medication is being used to treat. Most of our patients will find that the Botox results are immediate and that they can benefit from what they have. You will then need to come back into the office after a few months for additional treatments.
If you are ready to come in and experience the benefits of Botox, call our office today and we can get you in for a convenient appointment.