Botox is a safe, FDA-approved cosmetic & therapeutic treatment that has been popular among healthy American men and women since its FDA approval in 2002 for the treatment of migraines. Millions of people have undergone Botox injections to help smooth facial lines and restore a younger appearance. Botox is injected into the facial muscles, helping to block nerve impulses and relax the muscles. Without contracting facial muscles, lines become less evident and are prevented from worsening. Botox products can be used for a number of dental therapeutic procedures to relieve pain and retrain spastic muscles. Botox enhances dental treatment plans to treat serious painful disorders while improving the facial-dental esthetics.
Botox uses for dental and facial pain treatments include but are not limited to:
- Temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD)
- Bruxism which includes grinding and clenching
- Orthodontic therapy
- Removable prosthodontics
The nature of many facial, TMJ and oral dysfunctions are based on problems with the musculature which makes Botox products viable treatments in dentistry. Botox products are a conservative, minimally invasive and relatively painless therapeutic approach to dental, facial, and head & neck areas. The safety of these products in well known because of their temporary nature and the fact that they are totally reversible over time with generally no lasting effects. The other advantages are that Botox gives the patient and the dentist the option to stop therapy at any time and return to the previous state with no ill effects.
According to American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery…
Botox was the most frequently administered non-surgical cosmetic and therapeutic treatment in the United States for 2012. More than 4 million people underwent Botox injections – up approximately 10 percent over the year before. Demand for minimally invasive aesthetic treatments continues to rise, and Botox is at the forefront.
Frequently Asked Questions
Should I undergo Botox treatment at Madden Dental in Bellaire, Texas?
Although many patients are candidates for Botox injections, it is not for everyone. You must be a healthy adult between the ages of 18 and 65 to qualify for Botox injections. Botox is used on the face, lips, head and neck to enhance Dr. Madden’s dentistry. Botox can be used to treat migraines, facial pain, bulky facial muscles and TMJ disorders that are musculature in nature. For more information about Botox and whether it is right for you, schedule a consultation with Dr. Madden at your earliest convenience.
What should I expect during a Botox injection?
Botox is a rapid cosmetic and therapeutic treatment that takes just minutes to perform from the comfort of our office. The injection is administered using a very fine needle that induces only mild discomfort. You can return to work immediately after the injection.
How long do the results last with Botox treatment?
You will begin to notice the effects of your Botox injection within 2-5 days. The results will continue to improve over the course of approximately 4 weeks and may remain for up to 6 months.