Botox is a Common Treatment Nowadays!
Botox Treatments in Sherwood Park
Do you suffer with chronic headaches, bruxism (teeth grinding) or jaw or neck pain? A therapeutic Botox treatment with the dentist may be a solution for you. Contact Acacia Dental in Sherwood Park today to see if we can offer you some pain relief with Botox.
If you’ve been experiencing any of these dental issues, Botox may be able to provide you with some relief! At minimum, your dentist has over seven years of education and training to evaluate, diagnose and treat your oral health. It makes sense for your dentist to be educated in the use of Botox, they are very familiar with the structures of your face, head and jaw. Did you know that Botox can be an effective treatment for some dental issues?
Botox Can Be Used to Treat:
Tension & Migraine Headaches
The Benefits of Botox are More Than Skin Deep
Many adults suffering from chronic tension headaches can find relief with Botox. Temporomandibular disorder (TMD) occurs when the TMJ (temporomandibular jaw joint) causes pain in the jaw or surrounding facial muscles. Some habits, such as teeth grinding and clenching, contribute to this painful condition. Many people clench and grind in their sleep and are not even aware they are doing it; bruxism is more common than you think! If you find yourself regularly waking up with a sore jaw or headache, notice visible wear on your teeth, or some teeth appear shorter than normal, you should seek consultation with your dentist about the risks of bruxism. A custom-made nightguard is a good start and can help to protect your smile but won’t necessarily prevent the painful consequences of uncontrolled jaw clenching at night. Targeted Botox injections by the dentist have proven to be effective in preventing muscle spasticity which can contribute to some, or all, of the above.
What is Botox?
Botulinum Toxin Type A (commonly known as Botox) is an injectable medicine made from a naturally occurring protein which has proven to have the ability to relax the muscles to which it is applied. The effects of this relaxation can last for several months before the treated muscles gradually return to their original condition. Treated areas retain all feeling, the nerves remain active and intact so there is no numbness in the treated muscles.
Botox treatments for dental therapy at Acacia Dental are gentle and quick, no sedation or local anesthetic is required. Treatments take only a few minutes and are performed personally by the dentist with your utmost comfort in mind. In most cases, you will be on your way and able to continue with all your usual activities immediately after your treatment.
Will Botox Injections Work for Me?
When discussing Botox injections with the dentist, it is exceptionally important to be honest about your prior medical history. Botox is not recommended for pregnant or lactating women and when used in conjunction with certain medications and substances, Botox may not produce the desired results. Through honest and thorough discussions, we will determine your suitability for Botox treatment and develop a treatment plan.
The Botox injections themselves take only 10-20 minutes to administer, depending on the amount required. Botox is non-surgical so the procedure can be performed in the comfort of our dental office. A Botox treatment can be conveniently coordinated with your routine hygiene appointment. There is no need for a designated driver, the injections are no more painful than a bug bite or pin prick and driving ability will not be impaired by the treatment. Feeling anxious about injections? We can discuss anxiety management options if necessary.
What Does Botox Treatment Cost?
Every patient is unique and will require a specific treatment plan tailored to them. Botox treatments are generally billed by the number of units administered and the number of units required will vary by patient. Please contact our office to set up an appointment with the dentist to evaluate your customized treatment plan.
Is Botox at the Dentist Safe?
The team at Acacia Dental believes that your health is priority number one. Patients considering Botox treatment must be determined to be in overall good health before starting treatment. Temporary side effects and rare complications can arise if your body is not in a good state of health when undergoing treatment. Your dentist will thoroughly assess your health history with you to ensure that dental Botox treatment is right for you.
Dental Services Provided at Acacia Dental
We are a full service dental clinic in Sherwood Park, with services ranging from regular check ups & cleanings to fillings to braces & Invisalign. All services provided by a general dentist.