Cosmetic Treatment & Pain Relief
We know what you might be thinking… “What does Botox® have to do with dentistry?” The truth is, your Novi dentists possess expertise in more than just teeth. The health of your mouth is correlated to the health of the jaw, which has effects that radiate into the face, head, and neck. We are in a unique position to conveniently offer cosmetic and orofacial and TMJ pain relief treatments with dental Botox®.
What is dental Botox®?
Dental Botox® isn’t any different than Botox® offered by a plastic surgeon or other healthcare provider, except for the fact that it’s offered by your dentist. We, as dentists, have advanced training in the oral and facial areas. We perform more invasive procedures in the facial areas than any other physician or healthcare professional. We perform intraoral injections on a daily basis, so it’s safe to say we are well-versed in precise, pain-free injections. In fact, we are uniquely qualified to provide patients with convenient, painless cosmetic Botox®, and Botox® for pain relief.
How does Botox® work?
Botox®, or botulinum toxin, comes in the form a purified protein that can be injected into the facial muscles. Botox works by blocking the transmitters between the motor nerves that contract the muscles; it doesn’t actually affect the muscles themselves. There is no loss of sensory feeling in the muscles. When the nerve connection is interrupted, the muscles are no longer allowed to contract, which prevents the dynamic motion that causes wrinkles in the skin, and pain in the orofacial muscles and connecting tissues. The effects of Botox® last approximately three to four months.
Botox® is one of the most popular cosmetic treatments in America – it is safe and effective for minimizing facial wrinkles. Botox® injections can help smooth facial wrinkles in the forehead, between the eyes, around the corners of the eyes (crows feet), and around the mouth and lips. You will notice the skin begin to smooth within three to ten days after treatment. Botox® is also used to compliment aesthetic dentistry cases as a minimally invasive alternative to surgical methods for treating high lip line, lip augmentation, and orthodontic and denture patients who have trouble adjusting to dental appliances. If you are tired of looking tired, cosmetic Botox at your Novi dentist is a convenient way to rejuvenate your youthful glow.
Botox® for pain relief
Dental and healthcare professionals have fairly recently begun to discover the uses for Botox® that go far beyond cosmetics. Botox® has proven highly effective for treating clinical cases of TMJ/TMD and bruxism, for patients who suffer from chronic pain of the head, neck, face, and jaw. Botox® injections are a minimally invasive, virtually pain-free way to get relief from teeth grinding and TMJ problems that before may have seemed impossible to treat without surgery. If you have been seeking relief from TMJ or related orofacial pain, we would love to talk with you about Botox®, and help you get the pain relief you deserve, so you can get back to living your life as it should be, pain-free.
If you have any questions about Botox® injections for cosmetic treatment or pain relief therapy, we would love to speak with you. Contact your Detroit Metro dentists, Dr. Shah & Dr. Velilla, at our Novi dental office today at (248) 427-9003.