Botox and Fillers in the Dental Office

Young woman receiving botox injection in lips

A few years back, the American Academy of Facial Esthetic partnered up with the American Dental Association, making it possible for dental professionals to apply botox and fillers in their practices, and there are some good reasons why you should consider seeing your Dentist for these high demanded procedures.

Dentist and maxillofacial surgeons are specialized on the oral cavity and they also acquired a great knowledge on all the structures that make up the neck and head. When it comes to Jaw pain or Temporomandibular Join Disorder, bruxism, clenching, and masseter hypertrophy, these are the doctors you should go to, and they could solve these problems with the simple application of botox. Other procedures treated in office such as nasolabial folds, radial lip lines, and a high lip line can be fixed by a dentist with the application of fillers.

Botox is the name given to Botulinum Toxin Type A, a toxin produced by a bacteria called   Clostridium botulinum. Botox works by weakening or paralyzing certain muscles fibers or by blocking the conduction of certain nerves which in turn, relaxes facial muscles. This is a great option if you clench and grind your teeth.

In the other hand, the most common filler use in dental practices is named Hyaluronic acid gel and it’s a natural substance found in the body. It is use in the rejuvenation of facial tissue by reducing or eliminating wrinkles, raising scar depressions, and replacing soft-tissue volume loss. A dentist can change the look of your smile by simply injecting some filler on your lips, contouring the facial tissue or by approving the appearance of scars.

These procedures are becoming more and more popular in the dental office. They are effective non-surgical, reversible and minimally invasive treatment options for the patients. As with any other injection, there could be complications and side effects, but as stated by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, risks are minimal or rare. Always disclose your medical history to your health provider in order to avoid complications and get the most effective treatment out of your appointment.

Keep smiling,

HQ Dontics Dental Centre

 

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