Not just for wrinkles
Yes, Botox® is the #1 non-invasive facial cosmetic procedure in the United States – because it works. It is safe, effective, and delivers unmatched results. Botox®, or botulinum toxin A injection, helps in the treatment of wrinkles and fine lines by attaching to nerve endings and interrupting nerve transmission to the motor muscles of the face. Muscle contraction beneath the skin is the cause of these “dynamic wrinkles,” and when muscle contraction ceases, the skin becomes smooth again. So, what does all of this have to do with dentistry?
What is Dental Botox®?
At the office of Dr. Muse and Dr. Moss, we are in a unique position to provide our patients with cosmetic treatment for winkles, including cosmetic facial fillers and lip enhancements. The benefit of your trusted Lafayette dentist administering Botox® treatment, aside from convenience, is that we are able to give dental blocks so that you will be numb for the procedure for a pain-free injection.
At our Lafayette dentist office, many of our patients cringe when they hear the word “Botox®.” Maybe you embrace your fine lines, and think of them as a reminder of a life well-lived. Fantastic! What many patients don’t realize is the alternative use of Botox® for the treatment of chronic migraines, tension headaches, or any other variety of myofacial, head, or neck pain.
Botox® for pain relief
Muscle tension, excessive bite force, teeth grinding or bruxism, and TMJ/TMD are fairly common problems that our patients suffer from, that all originate in or near the mouth or the temporomandibular joint or jaw joint. These are issues that may seem fairly insignificant, but can have serious side effects that might be impacting your life, without you even knowing it. One of the most common manifestations of these issues is chronic pain of the head, jaw, face, and neck.
Botox® can provide significant relief for patients suffering from myofacial pain, by greatly reducing the intensity of contributing muscle contractions. With Botox® at your Lafayette dentist, usually administered at about half of the dosage used in cosmetic treatment, you can finally find relief from chronic migraines, tension headaches, TMJ/TMD, and teeth grinding or bruxism.
Botox® for a better life
At your Lafayette dentist, Dr. Muse and Dr. Moss are in a unique position to provide cosmetic solutions, and relief from head, neck, and facial pain. Only about 7-8% of dentists in North America offer Botox® treatment, and we are proud to be at the forefront of this revolutionary treatment option. If you interested in cosmetic wrinkle treatment, or are at your wits end trying to find relief from facial, head, or neck pain associated with TMJ/TMD, bruxism, teeth grinding/clenching, we would love to speak with you about the possibility of dental Botox®.
If you have any questions about Botox®, or would like to schedule a consultation with your Lafayette dentist, please contact the office of Dr. Muse and Dr. Moss today at (337) 446-2397. We would love to help you relieve your pain and get back to living a happy, pain-free life.