What is Botox or Botulinum Toxin?
At Langdon Dental, we utilize abobotulinumtoxinA or better known as Botox or dysport, to treat a variety of dental and facial-related problems. We are able to utilize this treatment for restorative, corrective and cosmetic reasons. Most often, Botox is used to relieve pain and stiffness related to the temporomandibular joint (TMJ). It can be used to help treat gummy smiles, facial pain, uneven lips and bruxism (tooth grinding).
How is Botox/Dysport used in dentistry?
When most people think of Botox/Dysport they only think of the cosmetic benefits of the treatment. However, Botox/Dysport is successfully used in dentistry to treat a wide range of oral and facial-related problems. Some of the ways that Botox is utilized include:
• Treatment of bruxism and clenching
• TMJ pain, discomfort and stiffness
• Gummy smiles
• Uneven lips
• Limited movement of the jaw (lock jaw)
• Headaches and migraines
What makes you a candidate for Botox or Dysport?
Most patients who feel they would benefit from Botox are able to have treatment performed. Before you are able to have Botox treatment, we invite you to come in for a consultation. A series of photos prior to treatment will be taken. We will be able to answer any questions that you have regarding Botox treatment in our office.
What can you expect with Botox treatment?
The treatment begins with a thorough consultation. The consultation involves discussing what you’re looking to achieve through Botox as well as taking pictures of you before treatment is started. Botulinum Toxin is then injected into specific areas in the desired location. The effects of Botox/Dypsport typically takes 2 weeks to have maximum effect in the area administered and typically lasts 3 -4 months. Additional amounts are provided after 2 weeks if needed. The process is easy and quick, and you can benefit from the effects of this revolutionary treatment. Our goal at Langdon Dental is to provide you with effective treatment in a way that is comfortable and highly convenient
If you’re interested in Botox/Dysport treatment, call our office and our helpful staff members can help answer any of your questions.
All services are performed by a general dentist.