Botox Dentist in Kitsilano
- Are you feeling the pain from grinding your teeth or jaw clenching?
- Do you experience involuntary muscle spasms that interfere with your efforts to get your teeth realigned properly?
- Are you looking to smooth out the appearance of frown lines or crow’s feet?
What is Botox?
The Cleveland Clinic defines Botox as “the brand name of a toxin produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum.”
Trained Dentists (and other medical professionals) can use Botox to human advantage by applying small diluted amounts of this bacteria to instigate the controlled relaxation of overused or spasming muscles.
The treatment requires a quick injection with a small needle. Some people compare the injection to the feeling of a bug bite. The procedure is quick, simple, and only takes about 10 to 15 minutes. No sedation or local anesthetic is needed. You can expect to see results within a few days of treatment.
Is Botox Therapeutic?
Botox has been found to help in many maxillofacial, cosmetic, and therapeutic oral situations and treatment by your Botox Dentist in Kitsilano can relieve a number of persistent and uncomfortable conditions. People diagnosed with Bruxism (clenching or grinding of the teeth) have found relief using Botox. Since Bruxism can cause tooth and gum problems, headaches, and facial pain many patients find the relaxation of jaw muscles therapeutic and helpful.
Some patients getting their teeth realigned can experience involuntary muscle spasms adjusting to orthodontics. These spasms can prevent the proper realignment of the teeth and cause discomfort. Botox can often be a therapeutic option for these patients. Patients adjusting to dental appliances can encounter unfortunate involuntary muscle reactions that prevent their appliances from ever feeling stable. The application of Botox therapy in Kitsilano can be a therapeutic option for these patients as well.
Often Botox is used simply for cosmetic reasons. You can use Botox to treat frown lines (horizontal lines that run across the forehead) and crow’s feet around the outer eye. When administered by a professional like Dr. Cheng or Dr. Norden, Botox enhances appearance. After your treatment, you will still be able to smile, frown, and be expressive just as you were before.
Is Botox Safe?
Botox injections have been approved as safe and for use in cosmetic dentistry in Canada for patients who are not pregnant or breastfeeding, who do not have a neurological disease, and or who are not allergic to albumin or a part of that preservative.
What are Botox Side-Effects?
Botox has been used throughout Canada on a regular basis for therapeutic and cosmetic reasons since 1990. The most common side effects are neck pain, eyelid drooping, dry mouth, discomfort or pain at the injection site, tiredness, headache pain, eye problems, double vision, blurred vision, decreased eyesight and dry eyes, and allergic reactions. These are some but not all of the possible serious side effects of Botox injections.
Contact our Kitsilano dental care clinic for more information about our Botox procedures and results.