Here in our dental office, we are excited to be able to offer you the option of receiving Botox treatments or injections of high-quality dermal fillers.
Both of these procedures have amazing cosmetic benefits as well as improvements to your dental and facial health.
What Is Botox?
Botox is a substance that can be injected into the skin for a variety of cosmetic and health benefits.
It primarily works by directly affecting a muscle’s ability to contract. Botox actually interrupts many of the signals sent from the brain to the muscle, allowing it to relax and de-stress.
This is very often used for cosmetic purposes, especially in the face. Wrinkles, such as crows feet, that are caused by too much muscle tension are easily eliminated with a Botox treatment.
What Is a Dermal Filler?
The dermal layer of our skin naturally contains thick proteins called collagen. The collagen gives skin most of its shape and works as a sort of scaffolding that keeps the skin full.
However, as we age or become the victim of illness, our bodies gradually produce less collagen. The less of this structural protein we have, the more our skin will begin to sink and wrinkle.
Dermal fillers replace the missing collagen by way of a simple injection. They allow your skin to look and feel much younger, with fewer wrinkles and a fuller shape.
Dental Benefits of Botox and Dermal Fillers
The most commonly known benefits of both Botox and dermal fillers are cosmetic, such as the elimination of wrinkles or plumping lips. However, these aesthetic benefits are only one aspect of what these injections can do for you.
TMJ Treatments | The temporomandibular joint is susceptible to several stress disorders due to its placement on the side of the face as well as nearly constant use.
The way Botox inhibits the muscles from contracting as they usually do allows the TMJ to ease the significant muscle tension that is typical for the joint, thus giving it a chance to heal.
Bruxism | Bruxism is the term used to describe chronic grinding or clenching of the teeth. The adverse effects of bruxism to both the teeth and the TMJ are quite serious. However, injection treatments can help in relaxing the facial tension that causes it.
Migraines | Many dentists have regularly used injection treatments to relieve chronic migraines— especially those caused by facial tension. This has shown to dramatically reduce the occurrence and severity of migraines.
If you are currently suffering from one of the health conditions described above, call our office to further explore the benefits of these treatments.
Contact Us Today About Your Options
These are just some of the many ways that Botox or a dermal filler treatment can improve your facial and dental health. For more information, don’t hesitate to contact us. We’re more than happy to answer those questions while helping you develop a treatment plan that is right for your needs.