Modern dentistry has several treatment options to relieve pain and enhance smiles. The use of BOTOX® and dermal fillers have therapeutic qualities that also rejuvenate the appearance of your smile. With training in the dynamics of oral and maxillofacial health, Dr. Jones has the expertise to effectively administer Botox and dermal fillers.
Botox Relieves TMD Pain and Headaches
Botox injections block pain caused by temporomandibular joint disorder. TMD can result from facial and neck muscles that are overactive and engage involuntarily. This may be caused by stress, teeth clenching or grinding, or trauma. The inflammation of TMD can cause pain throughout the jaw, neck, shoulders, and ear areas.
Botox injected into the trigger points in the muscles provides immediate relief for those with TMD. By relaxing orofacial muscles, TMD pain is alleviated for up to three months.
Muscles spasms also account for headaches and migraines. Suspending muscles from overactivity is an effective way to avoid migraines and headaches. Depending on your symptoms, Dr. Jones may recommend injections in the forehead, temples, back and sides of the neck, upper shoulder, or back of the head.
Botox for a More Youthful Appearance
In conjunction with the therapeutic use of Botox, it can also relax facial muscles surrounding the mouth, forehead, eyes, and brow area. When muscles tighten, the skin folds, leading to permanent creases in the face. Botox injections prevent the muscles from contracting and the skin from wrinkling. This stops wrinkles from forming and, over time, diminishes existing wrinkles. Your skin will appear smoother and more youthful and Botox can help balance your smile.
Rejuvenate Your Face with Dermal Fillers
Dermal fillers consist of hyaluronic acid gel that bolsters healthy fat and collagen to give you a fuller and more youthful appearance. They restore the subcutaneous fat which can be lost through trauma or the natural aging process. Dermal fillers restore symmetry to lips, making them fuller, and they soften facial creases and enhance shallow contours in the face. When volume and balance are restored to the face, your smile has a more natural and youthful appearance. There is no recovery time needed with this treatment.
Contact Omni Dental to learn more about dermal fillers and BOTOX® treatments. Dr. Jones offers expert and gentle care that benefits your smile, face, and overall health. He enjoys seeing how dermal fillers and Botox treatments help her patients both look and feel better.