Do you suffer from pain related to clenching that can cause chronic headaches and disrupt daily life? If so, you may be a candidate for Botox® Dental Therapeutics.
Though Botox® is best known for cosmetic applications, Botox® Dental Therapeutics can relieve painful conditions triggered by the muscles of the jaw. As a therapeutic tool, Botox® is an integral part of dental TMJ treatment and the relief of chronic headaches triggered by clenching and grinding of teeth. It also ensures the success of other dental services we offer.
Long before Botox® cosmetic injections were used to beautify the face, they were used for medical purposes. Spastic muscles or muscles that clench involuntary can cause extreme discomfort and embarrassment. Botox® Dental Therapeutics, delivered directly to problematic muscles via injections, can relieve facial tics, involuntary teeth clenching and other dental and facial-related medical problems. Patients will typically get three to four months of relief after only one treatment.
What is Botox Cosmetic?
BOTOX Cosmetic is the only approved treatment to temporarily improve the appearance of both moderate to severe frown lines between the brows and crow’s feet lines in adults.
- A treatment experienced by millions of people – Approximately 10.9 million vials of BOTOX® Cosmetic have been sold in the United States since 2002, and millions of people have already made BOTOX® Cosmetic a part of what they do for themselves. Today, BOTOX® Cosmetic is the #1 selling product of its kind in the world. (Data collected through June 2014.)
- BOTOX® Cosmetic targets one of the underlying causes of frown lines and crow’s feet—the repeated muscle contractions from frowning and squinting over the years. Your provider will inject these muscles with BOTOX® Cosmetic to temporarily reduce muscle activity. You will begin to notice a visible smoothing of your crow’s feet lines and frown lines between your brows.
Dr. Penner’s licensure includes advanced training in pain and esthetic improvements and is pleased to offer Botox® as an additional service to his patients. Who better to administer Botox® and dermal fillers than a dental professional? Dentists do more injections than any other health professional and are trained in head and neck anatomy and facial muscle expression. This provides the convenience of getting regular Botox Dental Theraputic treatment at dental appointments.
Facts About Botox®
- Botox® is a protein created by a bacteria
- This protein is sterilized and freeze dried, so contains no live bacteria
- Botox® has been FDA-approved for over 20 years
- Botox® works by relaxing muscle activity
- Botox® is not a permanent treatment
- Typical treatments lasts three to four months
- Re-treating with Botox® is safe
Contact us to find our more and see if Botox® Dental Therapeutics can provide you the relief you need.