Most of us know that Botox is used in cosmetic surgery. However, do you know that it has many applications in dentistry as well? At A Smiling Heart Dentistry, Dr. Tigran and Dr. Furca use Botox to treat several conditions of the jaw, teeth, and gums.
Botox is a refined, active neurotoxin derived from the Clostridium botulinum that can cause foodborne illnesses. However, you do not need to be worried about getting poisoned from it since Botox is purified and made safe for dental treatments.
With the use of Botox injections, we can control the targeted muscles in your mouth and jaw. The effect of Botox remains for three or four months, after which you will need to get treatment again.
Botox offers many benefits in dentistry. These include the treatment of the following issues:
Improper and high doses of Botox can lead to symptoms like urinary issues, muscular weakness, and difficulty in swallowing and breathing. However, at A Smiling Heart Dentistry the chances of these complications is very low. Before undergoing Botox treatment, we make sure all our patients get the details about these procedures to make an informed decision.
If you suffer from the above issues, call to schedule an appointment with us at (425) 532-3200 and we will determine whether you are a good candidate for Botox treatment.