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Botox is an injectable treatment that can temporarily relax facial muscles. When used on the mouth, it can make patients appear less stern or severe. Botox is used to treat certain dental conditions, like TMJ disorder or teeth grinding.

Botox is injected into the patient's muscles. The needles are very small, so the procedure is painless. Patients can return to their daily routine immediately after treatment.

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The benefits of Botox for dentistry

Botox is becoming an increasingly popular treatment in dentistry. Dentists are using it to treat issues that involve the jaw and facial muscles, as well as headaches and migraines.

Botox works to paralyze the muscles that cause these headaches. The treatment only takes a few minutes and can alleviate pain for months at a time.

How does Botox work?

Botox is one of the more popular cosmetic treatments around. It's commonly known as a "lunchtime treatment" because patients can usually return to work or their usual routine immediately after injectable treatment. The injections prevent the muscles from contracting.

When the muscles are relaxed, the skin above them is softened. That softening of the upper skin layers creates a smoother appearance. It's for this reason that Botox is so popular in reducing aging lines.

Is Botox right for me?

Botox, or botulinum toxin, is a neurotoxin. The toxin is purified and used for medical purposes. When injected into the skin, it can paralyze muscles. Botox has a role in dentistry.

Botox can also effectively treat temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD) symptoms, including jaw clenching and teeth grinding. TMD occurs when you try to open your mouth too wide or move it from side to side. The muscle bands and tissue around your jaw constrict, leading to pain, discomfort, and headaches. Botox relaxes the muscles around your jaw, allowing you to open and close your mouth easily. Botox also relaxes neck muscles, which may be tight and lead to pain.

Is Botox in Silicon Valley Dental Center safe?

Botox is a purified form of botulinum toxin A, which is produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. This toxin, when used in measured doses, is considered safe. Botox has been approved by the FDA for therapeutic use.

You will be amazed by the results that BOTOX offers. It might also take about two weeks to show most benefits. Their results may last for up to four months or maybe even longer, so when you're ready, just return to Silicon Valley Dental Center for a touch-up.


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