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How Do BOTOX® and Dentistry Go Together?

March 26, 2022
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Posted By: Northborough Family Dental Team
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BOTOX injections are a mainstay of modern cosmetology because of their muscle relaxing properties. Just a little shot performed by a qualified professional, and cosmetic imperfections like lines and wrinkles noticeably recede without invasive and expensive surgery. But did you know that your dentist may offer BOTOX treatments in Northborough?

Though you may think of dentists’ treating only teeth and gums, those structures are an inseparable part of your overall mouth and face. Like that old song that tells us the toe bone is connected to the foot bone, your teeth are connected to your jaw, which is attached to your face at the TMJ or temporomandibular joint.

So Dr. Alexander Moheban is excited to share how he uses BOTOX to treat various conditions.

How BOTOX Works

BOTOX is shorthand for botulinum toxin type A, a safe formulation of a neurotoxin that, when injected directly into a particular area, helps release muscle tension and keeps those muscles relaxed for some time. Only two in ten dentists are qualified to administer BOTOX, and the team at Northborough Family Dental are among that select few.

The treatment usually requires one to three days to take effect, and you may enjoy the results for three to six months between injections.

BOTOX Treats Bruxism in Northborough

Bruxism, the technical term for unintentional teeth grinding, usually while you sleep, is one condition that responds to BOTOX therapy. This is, and other TMJ disorders cause pain in your jaw and facial muscles.

As therapy, Dr. Moheban injects a measured amount of BOTOX into the muscles around your jaws. By reducing the muscle tension that results when your jaw is clenched, this therapy allows the pain, inflammation, and general irritation to your jaws, neck, and face to unravel and abate. In a reversal of the cascade that causes many TMJ disorders, by relaxing your muscles, you may experience relief which lessens stress and helps you avoid clenching in the future.

Rejuvenate Facial Muscles

In addition to helping solve TMJ issues, we may also use BOTOX injections to help lessen the visibility of stubborn wrinkles on your forehead and at the corners of your eyes and mouth. Because he has received extensive training in the structure, location, and function of the muscles in your face, Dr. Moheban can administer your injections precisely for safe and noticeable results.

BOTOX Dentist in Northborough

If your search is for a BOTOX dentist near me, we encourage you to contact us and learn more about how we may help treat bruxism, TMJ disorders, and facial rejuvenation. We are available at (508) 393-2522 and are excited to welcome new patients today.

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