Contrary to popular belief, Botox® offers diverse benefits beyond enhancing appearance. At PeakView Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry, we use Botox® for various purposes, including reducing frown lines, crow's-feet, and forehead wrinkles.
Botox® can also help treat:
Dental Botox, also known as therapeutic Botox, is a versatile treatment offered by dentists to address various oral and facial concerns. Here are some key points about dental Botox:
Dental Botox can provide relief for individuals suffering from TMJ disorders. By injecting Botox into the jaw muscles, it helps relax the muscles, alleviating jaw pain, tension, and discomfort.
Botox injections can effectively manage bruxism, a condition characterized by involuntary teeth grinding or clenching. By relaxing the muscles responsible for these actions, Botox helps reduce grinding, protecting the teeth from damage and preventing associated headaches.
Dental Botox can effectively treat chronic facial pain, including pain related to temporomandibular joint disorders and muscle tension. By targeting specific facial muscles, Botox helps relieve discomfort and restore normal muscle function.
Botox injections can be used to correct a gummy smile, where excessive gum tissue is exposed when smiling. By injecting Botox into the muscles responsible for lifting the upper lip, it reduces the extent of the smile and minimizes the visibility of the gums.
Dental Botox can be used for cosmetic purposes as well. By injecting Botox into specific areas around the lips, it can help enhance lip appearance by providing a subtle plumping effect. Additionally, Botox can reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles around the mouth, creating a more youthful appearance.
Dental Botox treatments are minimally invasive and typically do not require anesthesia. The procedure is performed in-office by a trained dentist, ensuring safety and comfort.
The effects of dental Botox can last for several months, providing long-lasting relief and improvement in the treated areas. Regular maintenance appointments can help sustain the results.
Botox® works by blocking nerve signals in the muscles where it’s injected. This causes the muscles to relax, reducing their ability to contract. When the muscles relax, wrinkles and lines on the skin’s surface become less prominent. It is commonly used to treat frown lines between the eyebrows, crow’s feet around the eyes, and forehead lines.
A Botox® treatment session is relatively quick and typically takes around 10 to 15 minutes, depending on the areas being treated and the experience of the practitioner.
The cost of Botox® treatment can vary significantly depending on factors like the geographic location of the clinic, the number of units used, and the experience of the provider. On average, it may range from a few hundred to several hundred dollars per treatment session.
Most people describe the Botox® injection process as relatively painless. A fine needle is used, and you might feel a slight pinching or stinging sensation. Some practitioners may apply a topical numbing cream before the procedure to minimize discomfort.
Botox® treatment is considered a non-invasive procedure with minimal downtime. You can usually resume your daily activities immediately after the treatment. However, you may be advised to avoid strenuous exercise, lying down flat, or rubbing the treated areas for several hours after the procedure to prevent the product from spreading.
The results of Botox® treatment are not immediate and typically become noticeable within 3 to 7 days after the injection. The full effect may take up to two weeks to develop. Results are temporary and usually last for about 3 to 4 months. Over time, the muscles gradually regain their ability to contract, and repeat treatments are needed to maintain the desired appearance.
Discover the passion and commitment that drives our dental team
Dr. Adam Kwiatkowski, a graduate of the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry, has received multiple awards for his outstanding achievements in cosmetic and implant dentistry. He is a recipient of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists’ Pre-doctoral Student Achievement Award and a member of the Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society.
Dr. Hearne, originally from Las Vegas, was inspired to become a dentist at the age of 12 by a close family friend who was a renowned dentist. With a foundation in customer service and excellence from his early career in the hotel industry, Dr. Hearne was further inspired to become a compassionate caregiver for his patients after the passing of his younger brother to cystic fibrosis at the age of 7.
I was born in Ogden, Utah and always knew I wanted to pursue a career in healthcare. After serving an LDS mission in South Africa and getting married, I studied biology at Weber State University and attended the prestigious Creighton University School of Dentistry in Omaha, Nebraska. There, I received multiple awards for clinical excellence before settling down in St. George with my family.
Witness the magic of our dental treatments