Why Go to the Dentist for Botox

Dental Botox

While many people have read or heard about the cosmetic benefits of Botox treatments, not enough people are aware that their dentist is the best place to get botox. Why the dentist? As Dr. O’Grady explains, dentists spend years studying the facial muscles and other facial structures. This gives them an unparalleled understanding of the maxillofacial area, so who else would you trust to administer Botox?

What is Botox?

You may be aware that Botox helps to remove wrinkles and fine lines, but do you know what botox is?. For starters, Botox is a registered trademark for botulinum toxin A. This substance is connected to a form of food poisoning referred to as botulism.

However, this toxin produced by a certain type of bacteria has been found to have some cosmetic benefits when it is carefully administered to trigger temporary paralysis in the muscles around the area applied.

The planned paralysis in the muscles into which Botox has been injected can last for up to three months, after which repeat treatment is needed to sustain the desired effects (no fine lines or wrinkles, for example). About six million Americans receive Botox injections every year, according to the Dr. Kristina Neda, a Georgetown KY dentist.

What is Dental Botox?

As already mentioned, your dentist in Highlands, CO is the best professional to administer Botox because of their advanced knowledge.

You stand a higher chance of achieving natural-looking results when a dentist administers Botox. For instance, when you see someone with a frozen smile you know that they received a botched botox job. Dentists don’t fall in that category due to their training and experience. Dental Botox is, therefore, one of the safest and most reliable ways to receive your Botox treatment.

Benefits of Dental Botox

You can visit OG Dental to receive dental Botox administered by Dr. O’Grady. In fact, many patients use botox to address several problems affecting their oral health. These include:

  • Persistent grinding and clenching of your teeth
  • Puckered chins and undesirable lip lines
  • Headaches resulting from TMJ syndrome and muscle tension in the maxillofacial area
  • “Gummy” smiles resulting from over-retracting upper lips
  • Upside-down smiles 

Dr. O’Grady uses dental Botox to paralyze the muscles which are associated with the defect you would like to address. For example, if you feel pain in your jaw area due to teeth grinding, your Denver, CO dentist will inject Botox into the appropriate muscles to reduce your teeth grinding.

Each patient is different, so the number of Botox injections that you need during a treatment session will depend on an assessment of your specific condition. If you haven’t received botox before, know that everyone responds to these injections differently.

Similarly, how long the Botox lasts before you need retreatment will depend on your individual characteristics, such as how long your body takes to metabolize the Botox. If your metabolism is high, you may need to return sooner (about three months or less) for repeat doses of dental Botox.

Are you considering dental Botox to address a problem that you have in the oral area? Contact OG Dental and schedule an appointment. Our experienced professionals will assess you and advise on whether you can be helped by dental Botox.