If you think the dentist is not the place for Botox, think again! A growing number of dentists are becoming certified in Botox. At Twin Dental, we are trained to administer Botox as a helpful service to our patients. Most know that Botox can relax the muscles on areas of the face and neck which cause wrinkles. Many do not know that relaxing these muscles can also greatly reduce facial or dental pain.
Treatment with Botox can cause your facial expression wrinkles and associated pain to be less prominent or essentially disappear. The areas most frequently treated are between the eyes, crow’s feet, forehead wrinkles, lip lines, and head and neck muscles.
In the arena of pain treatment, Botox is most often a response to Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMJ). In most TMJ cases, there is one or multiple trigger points in muscles that a patient points to when asked where the pain originates. In theory, injecting Botox lessens the tightening of the trigger points enough to bring some relief. When used in conjunction with orthotic devices and pain management medication, our patients feel a major relief in TMJ discomfort.
The Botox process is simple and quick. Botox is injected into the muscle with a very thin needle, so it is almost painless. The procedure only takes about 15-20 minutes and the results can last up to 3 months. We recommend returning to our Cincinnati office until desired results are achieved. Contact us today to find out how Botox can benefit you!