At Americas Dental Care we commonly have patients suffering from bruxism (grinding), and Botox is a great option for those who suffer with it as it weakens the muscle contraction that normally occurs at night. Other areas where Botox can help is facial pain, excess sweating both under the arms, on the hands and feet, and is great for some types of migraines. We have advanced training, and we can administer Botox to all these areas.
When treatment is administered by a trained professional, there are relatively few risks and complications with the procedure – including minor bruising, temporary swelling at the injection site, and skin redness. Asymmetry of facial expressions, drooping of upper eye lids and double vision can occur in the upper facial third, however, safe dosages into safe sights by experienced practitioners reduces this risk.
What’s more – dentists are actually best placed to work with Botox, as they are knowledgeable in facial anatomy and carry out injection procedures regularly.
Currently, the most common uses of Botox in dentistry are:
In the case of TMJ, dental related Migraine Headaches, teeth clenching and grinding or facial pain, the causes are often not clear-cut. Generally, muscle tension is a strong factor in all of these conditions, but reversing that muscle tension with surgery, splints, and other traditional therapies is often limited in effectiveness. Often therapies designed to treat these conditions rely on the patient to wear an appliance (night bite guard or splint) or to change their behavior (relaxation techniques or eating different foods). These types of therapies probably have a higher failure rate because of something we have all experienced. It is difficult for people to maintain the discipline to stick to these types of programs long-term. Botox acts as a muscle relaxer and once injected continues to work for several months without any behavior modification or need to remember to use a splint or bite guard. This makes treatment easier and less stressful for the patient, and in many cases it provides results that traditional therapies never could.
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