Botox in St. Albert

With Botox® in such high demand in Hollywood and its growing popularity around the world, the treatment has gained notoriety as being a cosmetic treatment that can restore a youthful look to an aging face. But what is Botox® really and how is it used in the medical community?

Botox® is a rendered and purified form of the botulinum toxin, a toxin that in its purified form can safely impede the release of particular neurotransmitters responsible for triggering contractions of the associated muscles. While there are many forms of botulinum toxin, only two are used commercially and medically.

How Can Botox® Be Used?

While it might seem strange that we would want to impair muscle function in some instances, the reality is that muscle spasm and chronic tension in the muscles of the body can be painful and result in decreased quality of life in those affected.

Since Botox® can be used to treat both esthetic and functional concerns, it is routinely considered to be both a cosmetic and a therapeutic treatment depending upon its application.

Botox® is approved for use in a number of medical circumstances including post-stroke spasms and post-spinal cord injury as well as in instances of chronic eyelid twitching and a host of other muscular concerns.

Nuvo Dental’s support staff make it a priority for patients to experience a smooth administrative process and a pleasant chair-side experience.

Each operatory is equipped with digital radiography. You can also watch your favorite Netflix program while having your procedure done!

How is Botox® Administered?

Botox® injections are administered virtually painlessly using a small syringe to inject the serum just beneath the skin. The treatment typically starts to show results in three days and results peak at two weeks. Although the effectiveness and timeline vary, results typically last approximately 4 months before muscles regain function and a subsequent treatment can be administered.

How Your Dentist Can Help

If you think you may have a condition that warrants a Botox® treatment, our dentists may be able to help! We are certified to offer both cosmetic and therapeutic Botox® treatments for conditions of the face and neck. Some of the most common uses for Botox® treatment include wrinkle reduction and treatment of TMD and TMD-related headaches.

Botox® Treatment for TMD

TMDs refer to temporomandibular joint disorders and include several conditions involving the TM joint that joins the jaw to the skull. There is a diverse variety of symptoms associated with problems in this joint, as the joint relies on a complex interrelationship between the joints and the muscles in order for it to function optimally. The most common complaint of those who suffer from TMDs is clicking or locking of the jaw rather than smooth operation from open position to closed. Other symptoms including pain and ringing in the ears, tongue and neck pain, shoulder pain, headaches and tooth clenching to name only a few.

Botox® may be used alone or in conjunction with other treatments such as the use of a night guard and stress management techniques to mitigate the discomfort felt by overactivity of the TM muscles.

Botox in St. Albert

With Botox® in such high demand in Hollywood and its growing popularity around the world, the treatment has gained notoriety as being a cosmetic treatment that can restore a youthful look to an aging face. But what is Botox® really and how is it used in the medical community?

Botox® is a rendered and purified form of the botulinum toxin, a toxin that in its purified form can safely impede the release of particular neurotransmitters responsible for triggering contractions of the associated muscles. While there are many forms of botulinum toxin, only two are used commercially and medically.

How Can Botox® Be Used?

While it might seem strange that we would want to impair muscle function in some instances, the reality is that muscle spasm and chronic tension in the muscles of the body can be painful and result in decreased quality of life in those affected.

Since Botox® can be used to treat both esthetic and functional concerns, it is routinely considered to be both a cosmetic and a therapeutic treatment depending upon its application.

Botox® is approved for use in a number of medical circumstances including post-stroke spasms and post-spinal cord injury as well as in instances of chronic eyelid twitching and a host of other muscular concerns.

Nuvo Dental’s support staff make it a priority for patients to experience a smooth administrative process and a pleasant chair-side experience.

Each operatory is equipped with digital radiography. You can also watch your favorite Netflix program while having your procedure done!

How is Botox® Administered?

Botox® injections are administered virtually painlessly using a small syringe to inject the serum just beneath the skin. The treatment typically starts to show results in three days and results peak at two weeks. Although the effectiveness and timeline vary, results typically last approximately 4 months before muscles regain function and a subsequent treatment can be administered.

How Your Dentist Can Help

If you think you may have a condition that warrants a Botox® treatment, our dentists may be able to help! We are certified to offer both cosmetic and therapeutic Botox® treatments for conditions of the face and neck. Some of the most common uses for Botox® treatment include wrinkle reduction and treatment of TMD and TMD-related headaches.

Botox® Treatment for TMD

TMDs refer to temporomandibular joint disorders and include several conditions involving the TM joint that joins the jaw to the skull. There is a diverse variety of symptoms associated with problems in this joint, as the joint relies on a complex interrelationship between the joints and the muscles in order for it to function optimally. The most common complaint of those who suffer from TMDs is clicking or locking of the jaw rather than smooth operation from open position to closed. Other symptoms including pain and ringing in the ears, tongue and neck pain, shoulder pain, headaches and tooth clenching to name only a few.

Botox® may be used alone or in conjunction with other treatments such as the use of a night guard and stress management techniques to mitigate the discomfort felt by overactivity of the TM muscles.

Botox® for Facial Wrinkles

Botox® treatment is effective to decrease the facial wrinkles that are caused by contraction of the small muscles in the forehead and around the eyes. These treatments can be administered in the office and often require no more than ten minutes to complete. You can go about your day as you normally would following Botox® injections and should begin to notice changes approximately three days following the injections.

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Why Should You Have Botox® Injections Done by a Dentist?

While you may have alternative providers of Botox® injections, we’d like to be your first choice. And we think we’re a great fit for the job! Dentists are, after all, uniquely positioned to offer this therapy as a result of their depth of understanding of the anatomy and function of the human face and neck. Your investment is safe in the hands of a dentist who can deliver your injections with an accuracy that ensures that you get maximum value from your treatment.

Talk to Your Dentist

As a dental clinic, we are held to a high standard of cleanliness and hygiene. That means that your injections are handled in an environment similar to that of a hospital. Botox® injections can be scheduled as an independent service or combined with other dental treatments.

If you are suffering from symptoms that you feel may benefit from Botox® injection therapy or other treatment, we suggest starting with a dental consultation. Your dentist will seek to understand your concern and may suggest diagnostic X-rays or other imaging of the jaw in order to assess the condition of the underlying tissues after conducting a visual examination. Together, you and your dentist will discuss options for intervention and partner with you in outlining a treatment plan.

For more information on these or other services provided by our general dentists, contact our office today.

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