Visiting the dentist for a general cleaning and checkup or to treat a throbbing toothache is nothing out of the ordinary, and patients who come into the office pretty much know what to expect. But there is so much more to what dentists can do in the office, and the possibilities are beyond what many may have already assumed.
Take Botox, for example. It may not be what most folks think of when a visit to the dentist comes up, but the aesthetic appeal is exciting. Additionally, Botox can be used for certain conditions dentists commonly see with their patients.
The intriguing prospect of getting Botox injections at the dentist’s office is an eye-opener. Cosmetically or otherwise, here are some points to peruse before considering the process for yourself at Lifetime Dental Health. You may be able to have your Botox desires fulfilled at the dentist’s office rather than with a plastic surgeon or a dermatologist. Let’s dig in…
Is Dental Botox Different Than “Regular” Botox?
In a nutshell, no. It is the same stuff. Our dentists at Lifetime Dental Health are trained to administer the product safely and effectively. As with other dental procedures, we will have a consultation with you to determine if getting Botox is right for you, assess your ultimate end goals, and come up with a plan to get you on your way.
What Issues Might Botox Treatments Be Useful For?
Most people are interested in Botox for the cosmetic advantage it brings. Crow’s feet, fine lines, deep wrinkles, frown lines, etc. are minimized thanks to the beautifying benefits of Botox. The results are natural and rejuvenating. The desire to look younger is common, and this tried and true solution has been astoundingly successful for so many people.
Others can benefit from the functionality aspects of Botox, specifically for TMJ and bruxism. These issues involving the jaw can cause patient discomfort, pain, stiffness, and headaches, oftentimes lead to tooth damage due to clenching and grinding. Botox alleviates the pressure, and patients find themselves relieved as the muscles are relaxed.
Thirdly, those who have undergone orthodontic procedures have found more comfort after receiving Botox injections, and denture wearers have had similar success. Who knew the “wrinkle fix” could be so versatile?
Will The Botox Injections Be Painful?
You are likely to feel a pinch or a sting at the site of injection, but overall, the process isn’t too bad. Some patients are naturally more sensitive than others, and the area of the face that is being treated may affect how much you feel the needle. The injections are quick and targeted, and you will be able to leave the office shortly after without issue.
How Long Will The Botox Effects Last?
For most patients, the effects of their Botox treatment last about 3 to 4 months. We generally set up a timed out plan so that you can return regularly to the office for general upkeep, whether it is cosmetic or otherwise. If you don’t wish to follow up, that’s up to you, of course. And if you need to space out your visits differently, we’ll work out a better schedule. Every patient reacts differently, and we’ll soon find out how Botox interacts with your body.
I Have An Event Coming Up, Is Botox A Good Idea?
Many people want to “spruce up” before an important event, such as a high school or college reunion, a wedding, or even just for family photos. We’d advise getting your injections a few weeks or even a month before the big day, just in case there are any complications, which would be rare. Plus, you’ll want to settle into your new look before making a public display.
In case you have an adverse effect, we will address the issue accordingly.
Are You Ready To Try Botox?
We’re here for you if you think Botox will improve your looks or make you feel better. We can set you up with an informative consultation at Lifetime Dental Health to go over the ins and outs of Botox and what to expect, and to decide if Botox is the best choice for your goals, whether they are for aesthetics or an oral/dental issue.
We look forward to seeing you here at Lifetime Dental Health, and are eager to help you realize your potential. Botox is simple to administer, and even easier for you to enjoy. Remember, we go for a subtle, yet significant look when it comes to Botox for aesthetics. A natural result always looks the most attractive.