Why Choose Botox®?
Many people suffer from some type of facial pain which can interfere with day to day life. TMJ dysfunction, headaches, migraines, bruxism (tooth grinding) and clenching, are among the main causes of facial pain. Botox® can effectively reduce or eliminate this pain in as little as 3-5 days. If you are interested in getting a Botox procedure done, you are in the right place. Your New Hope, PA dentist performs Botox procedures!
What is Botox®?
Botox® comes from a toxin that is produced by the Clostridium botulinum bacteria. Although injecting a toxin into your face might sound a little risky, the toxin is purified before it is injected and is extremely safe. Your doctor will be able to explain the possible risks and side effects prior to your Botox® treatment.
Botox® works by temporarily relaxing the muscles in your face. When you receive an injection, the impulses that instruct your muscles to contract are blocked, which in addition to relieving pain, helps smooth out wrinkles in the skin above the muscles and may even slim the look of the jaw.
How do dentists use Botox®?
Botox® is useful in treating a variety of issues including:
- TMJ dysfunction
- chronic headaches
- facial pain
- bruxism/tooth clenching
- gummy smiles
What happens during my Botox® appointment?
The professionals at New Hope Cosmetic & Family Dentistry will evaluate your concerns to determine if you are a candidate for Botox® treatments. Your specific diagnosis will determine how much Botox® you will require. Once the treatment areas have been identified, Botox® will be injected into the facial muscles. This usually only takes a few minute and then you are free to carry on with the rest of your day.
Is Botox® a long-lasting treatment?
You can generally expect the effects of Botox® to last approximately 3-4 months before symptoms may return. Scheduling regular appointments will help you keep your symptoms under control. Sometimes after a series of regular treatments, the muscles become retrained and relax for longer periods of time which may require less frequent treatments.