I’m going to my Dentist…for BOTOX.

It is becoming increasingly more common to treat TMJ (TMD), facial pain, and headaches with Botulinum toxin (botox). The use of injectables to eliminate pain and stress on the jaw and teeth has proved to be an effective modality in patient care. As an added value to patients, much like whitening and veneers, the use of botox and dermal fillers helps restore youthful smiles by reducing lines and wrinkles, enhancing lips and cheeks, and even correcting “gummy smiles.”

Many patients find themselves asking, “who is best suited to provide this type of treatment?” Dentists have been approved to administer botox and dermal fillers for over a decade, and it is no wonder. Receiving a doctorate degree with intensive education on head and neck muscles, nerves, and vessels, dentists are the real facial specialists! Intimate knowledge and understanding of the oral and facial anatomy prove that dentists are extremely familiar with the facial structure more than most other providers. This equips them with the ability to achieve more precise and natural-looking results. Dentists inject anesthetic routinely and know how to ensure that injections are comfortable, safe, quick, and relatively pain-free for the patient.

“Our goal is to give one the most beautiful and functional smile possible. This includes not only teeth but lips and surrounding areas that can be enhanced with Botox and dermal fillers. We are proud to offer these types of treatments to our patients. Whether they’re interested in improving the appearance of facial wrinkles or wish to relax the muscles causing TMJ pain, we can create a custom treatment plan that is tailored to our patient’s specific needs.”