Gallatin, TN

Botox injections for orofacial pain and wrinkles

Find yourself grinding or clenching? Botox may be the solution for you! TMJ/TMD treatment has had limited treatment options in the past. Botox is a quick and efficient way to relax the muscles associated with TMJ/TMD, grinding, and clenching.

We can also address your cosmetic needs to reverse those fine lines and wrinkles. You can count on us to give you sound advice about Botox and fillers because:

  • We are fully trained medical professionals
  • We draw from decades of experience during every consultation
  • We are certified by the International Academy of Facial Aesthetics (IAFA) to perform these procedures

We will help you decide which injections can best achieve your desired results. Call us to explore your options!

Botox for orofacial pain

TMJ/TMD can have a number of different causes. A few of the most common causes are teeth grinding (bruxism), a malpositioned bite, excessive jaw muscle use (such as chewing gum for multiple hours per day) and inflammatory diseases like arthritis. Each case is different, which is why TMJ/TMD is often considered very difficult to treat.

Botox provides most patients the relief they need while helping to avoid costly surgical procedures.

botox for wrinkles

Botox treatments in a dental office? Yes, you read that right! Botox is a safe and proven solution that helps reverse the fine lines and wrinkles associated with aging. Our staff is professionally trained to administer Botox and loves helping our patients look their best at any age. Ask about a Botox treatment at your next cleaning or book an appointment online today!

why choose an IAFA-certified office for botox injections?

While many professionals at spas offer injections, they’re not all trained and certified. The IAFA certifies dentists, doctors, nurses and other professionals who use injectable treatments. We meet the organization’s high educational and professional standards. To see a professional you can rely on, book a visit at 386 Dental Studio.

Frequently Asked Questions

Botox Gallatin, TN

What is botox?

Botox is a type of protein commonly used to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, and other signs of aging, but can also be used for medical purposes, such as treating muscle spasms, migraines, excessive sweating, and much more.

When it comes to dentistry, Botox can be used for both cosmetic and therapeutic purposes.

Cosmetic uses of Botox in dentistry include:

  • Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders | Botox injections can be used to relax the muscles in the jaw and relieve the pain and discomfort associated with TMJ disorders.
  • Gummy smile | Botox can be injected into the muscles above the upper lip to relax them and reduce the appearance of a “gummy” smile
  • Bruxism | Botox can be used to treat teeth grinding and clenching by relaxing the muscles that control the jaw movement.

Therapeutic uses of Botox in dentistry include:

  • Chronic facial pain | Botox can be used to treat chronic facial pain caused by muscle tension or spasms.
  • Dental esthetics | Botox can be used in combination with other cosmetic dental treatments to enhance the overall appearance of the smile.

It’s important to choose a qualified provider to ensure the safety and effectiveness of your treatment. As such, Botox injections should always be performed by a dentist or dental professional who has received specialized training in the administration of Botox, like Dr. Morton.

The benefits of Botox depend on the intended use and the individual patient, but here are a few:

  • Reduced wrinkles and fine lines | Botox is often used in cosmetic applications to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines on the face.
  • Relieved muscle tension and pain | Botox injections can be used to relax muscles that are causing pain, tension, or spasms, including in the face, neck, and jaw.
  • Improved dental esthetics | Botox can be used in dentistry to enhance the appearance of the smile and reduce the appearance of a “gummy” smile or facial wrinkles around the mouth. It can also be used to treat Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders as well as teeth grinding.

The onset of Botox’s effects varies depending on the intended use and the individual patient. Here are some general guidelines for how long it takes for Botox to work:

  • Cosmetic use | It typically takes 24 to 48 hours for the effects of Botox to start becoming noticeable in the treated area, with maximum effect occurring within 7 to 14 days.
  • Therapeutic use | For therapeutic use, such as in the treatment of muscle tension, pain, or spasm, the effects of Botox may take a few days to a week to become noticeable.

The effects of Botox are temporary, typically lasting 3 to 6 months depending on the individual patient and the intended use. After this time, the effects gradually wear off and the muscle activity and wrinkles may return. Regular maintenance injections may be required to maintain the desired effect.

Botox injections are typically recommended every 3 to 6 months, depending on the individual patient, the area being treated, and your desired results.

If you’re looking for Botox in Gallatin, you have come to the right place! Dr. Morton has gone through extensive training and is certified in administering Botox injections for all types of patients. Give us a call or schedule your appointment online today to see how we can help!

The cost of Botox will vary depending on the location and the amount used, but in general, the cost of a single Botox injection is a few hundred dollars.

In terms of insurance coverage, Botox injections for cosmetic purposes are generally not covered by insurance, as they are considered elective procedures. However, Botox injections for therapeutic purposes, such as for the treatment of TMJ disorder, may be covered by insurance, depending on the specific policy and the medical necessity of the treatment. It’s important to check with your insurance provider to see if Botox injections for TMJ disorder are covered under your policy.

After receiving Botox injections, it’s generally recommended to wait at least 4 hours before lying down, and to avoid rubbing or massaging the treated area for at least 24 hours. This is because lying down or rubbing the treated area too soon after the injections may cause the Botox to spread to unintended areas and affect muscles that were not intended to be treated.

Additionally, avoiding strenuous exercise and alcohol consumption for 24 hours after the injections is also recommended to minimize the risk of adverse effects and maximize the effectiveness of the treatment.

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