In our high-definition world of constantly evolving treatments and techniques, it’s safe to say many or most of our Carrollton Dental Solutions family of patients are already familiar with how Botox and other dermal filler injectables work.
They’re most commonly known for their wrinkle-reducing cosmetic capabilities that can restore your youthful appearance. But did you know Botox has extremely effective and efficient uses in the dentist office — specifically for patients struggling with facial pain and TMJ discomfort?
Botox for Headache Relief in Carrollton
Patients are often surprised to learn that Botox is used:
- By dentists
- To treat pain
Because it’s most commonly marketed and used as an anti-aging treatment, most people think it’s a great way to erase the lines and creases that are a natural part of the aging process or caused by overactive facial muscles. It turns out, the active ingredients in Botox that attack wrinkles work on alleviating TMJ pain and discomfort too.
Understanding the Signs and Symptoms of TMD
When you experience TMJ pain, it could be just one of the many symptoms associated with the larger disorder known as TMD. These side effects can negatively affect your daily routine, disrupting both your personal and professional life. Are you experiencing one or more of these common symptoms?
- Jaw, head, and facial pain
- Jaw or muscle tension and contraction
- Grinding or clenching of your teeth
- Broken, chipped teeth
- Damaged mouth tissue
Botox injections along with advanced dental procedures can help you live a more comfortable life that’s free from TMD. Dr. Vautin, Dr. Forrest, and the Carrollton Dental Solutions team are happy to work with you to create a multifaceted treatment plan that will finally bring you relief and peace of mind.
How Do Botox Dental Injections Work?
When Botox is administered to overactive facial muscles, it actually freezes them or decreases movement and activity. Now that muscle motion is diminished, the signal from your nerves is also blocked so your pain is gone too. It’s treatment that’s minimally-invasive and with no surgery required.
As members of the American Academy of Facial Esthetics, Dr. Vautin and Dr. Forrest care about more than just treating patient’s teeth. It’s about the bigger picture and making the connection between your oral and overall health. With advanced training in facial esthetics along with Botox and dermal fillers, they can safely, conveniently, and comfortably relieve pain, wrinkles, and stress.
The Secret to Looking Younger, Feeling Better
Aside from therapeutic pain relief, injectables will make your skin smoother and more youthful looking. Dr. Vautin and Dr. Forrest can achieve a natural look with Botox and Dermafill treatments in various areas of your face. You’ll be amazed at the refreshing results and reactions you receive when your confidence and appearance is restored.
You may experience minimal redness or slight swelling immediately after an injection, however, results will start to appear almost instantly and continue to improve over time. Botox and Dermafill injections typically last about six months, so it’s easy and convenient to schedule your treatment alongside your routine dental cleaning.