Botulinum Toxin, more commonly known as Botox, is known for reducing the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. Since wrinkles form from repetitive muscle contractions, Botox works by stopping the communication between the muscle and the motor nerves responsible for motion. This forces the muscle to relax, which reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. When used in coordination with cosmetic dental treatments that improve the appearance of your smile, Botox can improve the appearance of the overall facial structure. In fact, Botox has a variety of dental applications, including: treating high lip lines, retraining facial muscles for orthodontics or dentures, and treating chronic TMD pain.
Did You Know?
Having a dentist administer Botox injections is actually very safe due to their extensive knowledge of facial muscles and anatomy. In fact, their detailed knowledge of the facial structures generally allows dentists to perform Botox injections with less discomfort.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Am I a candidate for Botox?
You may be a candidate for Botox if you are between the ages of 18-65, are not pregnant or breastfeeding, and are in good overall health. Candidates for Botox are also individuals who wish to eliminate facial wrinkles, augment their lips to correct a high lip line, or who wish to relax or retrain the facial muscles for orthodontic or TMD treatment. To determine if Botox injections are right for you, schedule a consultation with Apollo Dental Centre today.
What can I expect when having Botox injections at Apollo Dental Centre?
When having Botox injections at Apollo Dental Centre, you can expect to consult with one of our experienced dentists to first determine a treatment plan. Although your individual treatment plan may vary slightly, most Botox treatments take about 30 minutes to complete. Before administering the injections, your dentist will clean the injection site and use a topical anesthetic to minimize any discomfort. Then a tiny needle will be used to inject the Botox into the designated treatment area. The number of injections performed will depend on the area being treated, as well as your treatment goals.
What should I expect after having Botox injections at Apollo Dental Centre?
After receiving Botox treatment, you should be able to return to your usual activities. You may notice some slight swelling and bruising around the injection site, however this should resolve itself within a few days. It usually takes about a week until you will notice results from Botox and these results generally last about six months.
Apollo Dental Centre Calgary has two office locations at Beacon Hill & Westwinds that are open 7 days a week with weekend and evening hours to meet all your general dental, cosmetic dental, orthodontic, and emergency dental needs. Call to schedule a consultation today!
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