What is Botox?
At Langdon Dental, we utilize Botox 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 used in dentistry?
When most people think of Botox, they only think of the cosmetic benefits of the treatment. However, Botox is successfully used in dentistry to treat a wide range of oral and facial-related problems. Some of the ways that Botox is used 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?
Most patients who feel they would benefit from Botox are able to have treatment performed. Before you are able to have Botox treatment, you’ll come in for a consultation. We will take photos of you before treatment to compare them to how Botox is able to help you after it is administered. 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. Botox is then injected into specific areas in and around the mouth as well as the face. Botox 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 treatment for your child, call our office and our helpful staff members can help answer any of your questions.
All services are performed by a general dentist.