Within a few hours of Botox being injected into a muscle, it attaches to the endings of the nerves that control the muscle. Over the next several days, the toxin works to block the transmission of nerve signals that cause muscle contractions.
When most patients think about Botox and Derma Fillers, they may think of someone who is having cosmetic work done in a plastic surgeon’s office. However, these two procedures are often used in dentistry because of the benefits that they offer to patients. It is important to come in for a full examination and series of x-rays to determine if you’re a viable candidate for either Botox or a Derma Filler.
Why is Botox and Derma Filler Used in the Dental Field?
Botox and Derma Fillers can be used in the dental field for a range of different reasons. Most often, our doctors use these two products to alleviate pain associated with the temporomandibular joint. Pain in this area can become a major problem in a patient’s life and can cause an issue with range of motion of the jaw. Botox and Derma Fillers work to help relax the joint so that there is less pain and tension in this area. Botox can help these tense and overactive muscles relax, thus reducing the pain associated with dental disorders.
Who is a Good Candidate for Botox and Derma Filler?
If you are interested in having Botox or Derma Fillers placed, be sure to contact us for a full consultation and examination. Some of the best candidates for the procedure include:
- Patients who suffer from temporomandibular joint pain and problems
- Patients who want to improve facial structure after cosmetic dental procedures
- Patients who are looking for a quick and effective option for restorative dentistry
- Patients who suffer from clenching their teeth
- Patients who suffer from severe headaches
If you are interested in receiving Botox or Derma Filler, contact us today!