Want to look young and radiant? Reduce those wrinkles and fine lines? Or sick and tired of having pain in your jaw? Consider getting Botox®, a quick and safe procedure to get you looking beautiful again. Sherwood Family Dental offers Botox® to Victoria residents, from dentists who are experienced and trained to safely inject this medicine to use for both cosmetic and oral health benefits.
What is Botox?
Botox® is a cosmetic injectable drug with the purpose to temporarily improve your look and help combat those pesky crow’s feet and wrinkles. It can also help reduce muscle tension in your jaw which will allow better movement. Botox® is used in 78 different countries, where it’s been extensively tested to meet safety standards, so you can rest easy knowing that it’s a safe procedure.
Botox Treatment for TMJ and Jaw Tension
Apart from using Botox® to reduce the look of fine lines and wrinkles, it’s more recently been used as an alternative in dental offices to help with the overuse temporo-mandibular joint (TMJ)—located on both sides of the head at the point where the jawbone meets the skull. This area can get overworked and displaced from excessive teeth grinding, resulting in frequent sharp pain in the jaw area. It’s also used to reduce jaw tension from constant teeth clenching, and it’s been known to help patients suffering from severe tension headaches. Botox® injections can often provide substantial relief for most of these disorders, allowing for more relaxed muscles and improving mobility in the jaw.
Cosmetic Benefits of Botox® in Victoria
Patients seeking to use Botox® treatments at Sherwood Family Dental will be fully informed by our dentists of the many benefits that Botox® provides for both cosmetic and oral health. People suffering from TMJ will feel relief from their tense facial muscles and help eliminate any tendency for teeth grinding to occur. It will allow patients to perform simple daily activities, like chewing and swallowing, more smoothly and easily. Botox® can also help patients in the long run by avoiding other dental expenses, since constant teeth grinding can result in worn down teeth and damaged gums. As for other cosmetic uses, Botox® reduces crow’s feet in the eyes, reduces laughing, smile and frown lines that can appear between your eyebrows, and it can of course, reduce those annoying forehead wrinkles.
What to Expect From Your Botox® Appointment
During your appointment, the injection is made by your dentist to the areas of concern. The injection may feel like a slight pinch with the procedure taking up to 10 to 15 minutes. Your dentist can schedule routine follow-up visits to help continue to prolong the results. Depending on what kind of Botox® treatment you’re getting, you will either see instant results within 24 to 48 hours after a cosmetic treatment for your face, or you’ll see results anywhere between two to six months for an oral jaw treatment.
For more information, our dentists at Sherwood Family Dental are always available to help and discuss your options about receiving Botox® treatments. If you are looking for cosmetic treatments to address crow’s feet and frown lines, or need pain relief from severe jaw tension, consider Botox® in Victoria from Sherwood Family Dental. Book your appointment with us today!