Dental Botox Therapy in Jackson, MI
Iocca Family Dentistry is excited to announce the availability of dental Botox therapy in Jackson, MI. We’re committed to solving our patients’ dental problems through cutting-edge and custom-tailored solutions.
We welcome patients with aesthetic concerns such as lip lines and significant nasolabial folds (laugh lines) to contact our dentists in Jackson, MI. Botox treatment also effectively relieves TMD symptoms, including jaw pain, migraine headaches, and facial pain. In addition, Botox treatment can help you adjust to new dentures by retraining your jaw muscles.
What is Botox, and How Does it Work?
Botox, short for Botulinum toxin, is a neurotoxic protein produced by a bacterium known as Clostridium botulinum. When injected into the muscles in small amounts, Botox blocks specific nerves, leading to temporary muscle paralysis.
Limited muscle activity can ease the pain associated with specific muscular conditions such as temporomandibular disorders and teeth grinding. Similarly, preventing the contraction of muscles also reduces the formation of lip lines and laugh lines.
What to Expect
After evaluating your suitability for Botox therapy, our dentists near you then schedule you for Botox Jackson, MI, treatment. One Botox treatment session lasts between 10 and 30 minutes, depending on the patient’s needs.
Our dentists will likely advise that you stay off blood-thinning medication and alcohol for at least 24 hours before your procedure. As every patient is unique, our dentists also offer patient-specific preparation instructions tailored to your medical history and overall health.
Here’s what to expect during your appointment:
- Our dentist maps the treatment areas. For example, if you require Botox for TMJ pain, our dentist may inject Botox in the jaw, forehead, and temples.
- For your comfort, our dentists may opt to numb the treatment areas using topical numbing cream or ice.
- Finally, the dentist uses a microneedle to administer the Botox in the predetermined areas.
Botox doesn’t require significant downtime. However, we advise staying away from strenuous activity for at least 24 hours after your procedure. Also, avoid rubbing your face, alcohol intake, and blood-thinning medication after your procedure. Remember, you may need multiple treatment sessions spread over several weeks or months to experience complete relief from your symptoms.
If you’d like to undergo dental Botox therapy near you or are curious about the use of Botox in dentistry, please call Iocca Family Dentistry.