Botox Usage in Dentistry?

Published on February 22nd, 2018 by Michael C. Griffin, D.M.D.

We’re proud to be part of the approximately 16 percent of North American dentists now using botulinum, also known as Botox, to treat our patients for both cosmetic and therapeutic uses. If you’re looking for dental Botox in Boystown, Northalsted Dental Spa is here to help.

What Exactly Does It Do?

Dental Botox in Boystown works by inhibiting the release of acetylcholine at the neuromuscular junction.
Simply put, Botox interrupts the contraction process by causing temporary muscle paralysis. Depending on the dosage used, Botox either reduces the intensity of the contraction or eliminates it altogether. Injections usually last up to three months as the muscle initiates new acetylcholine receptors and the growth branches from the neurons to form new synaptic contacts. During this three-month period, the muscle will return to its full functionality with no long-lasting side effects.

Who is Eligible?

Botox is used for a number of dental purposes including therapeutic procedures that can relieve pain and help retrain muscles. It has entirely enhanced our dental treatment plans and has helped aid serious disorders that have long been a source of frustration in the dental industry. While dental botox isn’t right for everyone, it can be a great option for those who qualify.

If you or someone you know is interested in dental Botox in Boystown or its surrounding neighborhoods, please reach out to us to set up a consultation. Our patients always come first and we want to do whatever it takes to get you the smile of your dreams.

Some information courtesy of: Facial Esthetics

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