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Botox for Dental Care
Botox may be used as part of your dental care plan to treat muscle-generated and functional dental conditions. It may be able to help by relaxing the muscles in the face and jaw.
Conditions that can possibly be treated with Botox include:
- Teeth Clenching
- Masseter hypertrophy
Questions about Botox? Let's Talk.
Dr. Najia Bhimji-Brush can answer any questions you may have about incorporating Botox into your dental treatment plan. Whether it's for therapeutic or cosmetic reasons, don't hesitate to reach out to us and take the first step towards achieving your desired dental outcomes.
What is Botox?
Botox is a neuromodulating agent containing Botulinum Toxin, a purified protein with therapeutic and cosmetic applications. As an injectable treatment, it is administered directly into the targeted muscles or areas of concern.
Botox works by temporarily blocking nerve signals to the muscles, resulting in reduced muscle activity and relaxation.
It's possible for Botox treatments to be a part of your overall dental treatment plan. However, a thorough evaluation and diagnosis should always be performed by Dr. Najia Bhimji-Brush, our qualified provider, first.
Is Botox safe?
Botox is considered safe when administered by a qualified medical professional. Furthermore, Dr. Bhimji-Brush will employ measures associated with the safe and effective use of Botox, which includes proper storage and selection of the correct dose.
How long does Botox last?
Generally, Botox can last between 3-5 months before the effects begin to gradually wear off. However, this can vary from person to person depending on how they metabolize it and their facial muscle activity afterwards.
Does Botox hurt?
This can vary from person to person. While some people may experience mild discomfort or a slight pinching sensation during the procedure, others may not feel any pain at all. The use of numbing creams or ice packs prior to the injections may help minimize any potential discomfort.
What areas can be treated with Botox?
Botox can be used to treat various areas around the face and neck. Some of the more common areas include the forehead, around the eyes, between the eyebrows, around the mouth, and in some cases, the chin.
Are there any side effects to Botox?
Botox injections are usually safe when you're under the care of a licensed and skilled provider like Dr. Bhimji-Brush. However, some side-effects may occur. These include bruising, swelling, or redness at the injection site. Some more serious side effects include muscle weakness or drooping eyelids.
As a general rule, pregnant or breastfeeding women, children under 18 and people with muscle problems or chronic diseases affecting the muscles should avoid Botox altogether.