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Is It Safe to Get Botox From My Dentist?

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You probably associate BOTOX® with cosmetic surgeons and medical spas that offer this as a solution for wrinkles or lip augmentation. However, Dr. Park is one of the dentists who have received the necessary training to provide this versatile treatment in a dental office. Southbridge Dental Care is equipped to safely provide BOTOX treatment to our patients in the Southbridge, MA area.

How Does BOTOX Work?

BOTOX blocks the nerves that contract the face muscles. For cosmetic purposes this minimizes the appearance of wrinkles because the muscles don’t contract and cause wrinkles to develop. But BOTOX has therapeutic uses as well. BOTOX can prevent many dental conditions that cause facial pain.

What Are Some Conditions Helped by BOTOX?

Dentists can use BOTOX for cosmetic treatments to smooth out wrinkles or puff up lips, but they are also trained to administer it to provide relief for a number of painful dental conditions.

  • Teeth grinding or bruxism
  • Jaw clenching
  • General facial pain & tension
  • Migraine headaches
  • Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMJ/TMD)

How Long Does BOTOX Last?

The effects of a BOTOX injection can last three to six months depending on the situation. Southbridge Dental Care will discuss your specific BOTOX needs at your consultation and let you know what to expect.

Is BOTOX Safely Administered By a Dentist?

Dentists must undergo special training in order to be certified to administer BOTOX. Because dentists have a thorough understanding of the structure of the facial muscles and skeleton, they understand exactly where they must inject the solution for the results you desire or need. Dr. Park has learned the proper techniques and locations for optimal results. Before you undergo any BOTOX procedure, whether it be cosmetic or therapeutic, he will thoroughly evaluate your medical and dental history to ensure it’s safe for you.

Cosmetic or Therapeutic BOTOX Treatments in Southbridge, MA

Contact Southbridge Dental Care for a consultation if you are interested in learning more about BOTOX treatments. We offer a full array of other preventive, restorative and cosmetic treatments as well. We look forward to seeing our existing patients soon and new patients are always welcome!

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