Madison No Fear Dentistry

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Botox

Everyone here is so friendly, informative, and non judgmental. I always walk out happy and thankful for a great experience. -Kimberly K.
Botox (and/or Xeomin) is a popular treatment to reduce the noticeable appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.  In addition to these cosmetic enhancements, we use Botox injections to treat TMJ dysfunction, reduce bruxism or clenching, and alleviate chronic headaches and migraine pain.

What is Botox?
Botox is an injected FDA- approved medicine that limits the muscle contractions and movement.  It is a neurotoxin that blocks the reception of the nerve impulses and relaxes the muscles that create facial wrinkles, clenching pain, or headaches.  This makes Botox incredibly popular as both a therapeutic and esthetic solution for wrinkles and/or muscular concerns.  Our dentists have advanced training using Botox and are specialists in the oral and facial structures for providing the above treatments. 

What Are The Benefits of Botox?
Therapeutic: Botox is a conservative, minimally invasive, and relatively painless therapeutic approach to dental, facial, and head/neck areas.  Schedule an appointment to see how Botox can relieve pain or symptoms associated with:
  • TMD: Temporomandibular Join Disorder (often known as TMJ Disorder)
  • Bruxism: clenching and grinding of the teeth
  • Headaches
According to the American Academy of Facial Esthetics research, Botox® is a viable treatment for many facial, TMD, and oral dysfunctions, when they are based in the musculature. The therapeutic component works by weakening muscles (the masseter and temporalis muscles which primarily close the jaw) that are overused and cause pain and headaches.  During the clenching motion, these muscles become quite sore and refer pain to other areas of the head such as: the upper teeth, lower teeth, behind the ear, behind the eye, and the top of the head.  Other muscles that are responsible for pain are the neck and shoulder muscles.  These muscles can become fatigued by work and postural issues.  When treated with Botox the headaches originating in these muscles can completely disappear.

Esthetic: Many individuals come to a dentist not just to cure pain, but to improve their smiles. This is achieved through cosmetic procedures such as teeth whitening or straightening.  Now, you can add Botox to that list.  As we express our emotions, we wear our life's experiences on our face. 

Facial muscles insert, or connect to, the underside of the skin.  When they contract they pull the skin and cause it to ripple and crease which eventually results in facial wrinkles.  By minimizing these contractions and pulls, we can create a long term smoothing of the skin.  Our dentists have extensive knowledge about your smile and overall esthetics of the face and are happy to share more information in a Botox consultation.

What to Expect with Botox Treatment at Madison No Fear Dentistry
We want you to be comfortable with your Botox treatment and will walk through the entire process prior to administering it.  Every single person has a unique facial structure and different goals with their treatment.  We administer Botox based on the unit.  Therefore, you only pay for what we use depending on your needs. 
  • No Botox will be administered without an initial consultation (40 minute evaluation)
  • Your appointment will be approximately 30 minutes which includes facial mapping and injections
  • Any injections can hurt, but the needles used for Botox are very small, so pain is usually minimal
  • Treatment takes two weeks before you notice the full effect
  • Botox can last between 3 to 6 months depending on the targeted facial muscles and dosage
  • For best results, you will need to return every 4 months for treatment
The safety of Botox is well known because of the temporary nature, and the fact that it is completely reversible over time with generally no lasting side effects.