Botox | Young looking woman

When most patients hear the term “Botox” it immediately brings a variety of associations to mind, from vain celebrity beauty to trendy anti-aging treatment. The popularity of the treatment is found in the fact that it can eliminate wrinkles and facial signs of aging.

But did you know that dental Botox in Airdrie is common and available?

Of course we know that there are many valid cosmetic uses to this misunderstood treatment, but why would Botox be administered by your dentist? The truth is that Botox has a wide range of dental and medical applications that can benefit your dental needs, both functionally and aesthetically.

Dr. Suzanne Cziraki has been prescribing Botox treatments for more than 13 years. With her expert knowledge, patients receive custom treatments that improve their facial muscular issues and make them look young again in the process. The results are long lasting, natural, and are carefully administered for minimal side effects.

But why Botox in the first place? What does it have to do with teeth?

What is Dental Botox?

Dental Botox has many clinical applications to treat facial issues like temporomandibular joint disorders (TMJ), bruxism, and chronic facial pain. The result can also be relief from symptoms like migraine and tension headaches. It can also help patients retrain the muscles in their face to reduce the presence of large gums, correct crooked smiles, and help adapt to new dentures or lip augmentation.

Why Receive Botox from Dental Practitioners?

Since Botox is traditionally known as a beauty treatment applied through an injection to the face, it can be a challenging subject to understand. However, dentists are the ideal practitioners to administer Botox, as they are already familiar with the intricacies of facial nerves and muscles. Dentists undergo years of training to understand the head, face, and neck to effectively provide patients with painkilling injections into cranial nerves in sensitive areas.

This means that a dentist is actually better suited to offer this service than a general practitioner.

How Does Botox Work?

Botox is a quick and easy injection that temporarily relaxes and resets facial muscles. It works by preventing signals from the nerve cells reaching your muscles, but it only lasts for three to six months. After your injection, it takes about 24 to 72 hours for the full effects to take place, and sometimes it can take up to five days.

Is Botox Right for Me?

If you are suffering from any of the facial/dental issues mentioned above or just want to reduce the appearance of aging, then Botox could be a solution for you. Dental Botox in Airdrie is popular among folks who want to reclaim the confidence found in a youthful look, but it is also provides relief in all the ways previously described.

However, Botox treatment is not always the best option for every person or every situation. Patients should not pursue Botox treatment if they fall into the following categories or situations:

  • Pregnancy: The Botox formula is not ideal for women carrying unborn children or breastfeeding. Please talk to your doctor first to see if this treatment is possible for you.
  • Right before an event: If your purpose behind Botox is to show off your younger look, then receiving treatment less than 24 to 72 hours before is not the best idea. You need to allow for the time it takes for the treatment to take full effect.
  • There is no need for it: Since it is a trendy procedure, young people or those without significant signs of aging attempt to improve their look with Botox. Often times little results are observed at all.
  • Volume loss or sagging skin: Botox is ideal to eliminate lines and wrinkles from the upper face, but it cannot fix sagging skin or loss of volume in the skin. These conditions might benefit from other facial treatments beyond the scope of what is possible with Botox.

Regardless of the reasons for your Botox curiosity, we look forward to speaking with you about your options to find out if you are a good candidate for treatment. Contact us today!

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