How Botox® Treatment Can Help You

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1100 Sonoma Ave Suite E, Santa Rosa, CA 95405


How Botox® can help you in our Dental Office

Botox® has many treatment uses in for todays patients. In addition to removing facial wrinkles it is used in the treatment of TMJ (temporo-mandibular joint) Syndrome, the grinding of teeth (bruxism), and treating “gummy smile” by relaxing the upper lip. This results in a more attractive smile. BOTOX®  is also injected into the chewing musule to prevent broken teeth and headaches in adults who grind excessively.
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Botox is a non-surgical cosmetic treatment that can temporarily reduce the moderate-to-severe frown lines for up to four months. It takes 2-10 days to see the results. You can receive Botox injections every three to four months to maintain the effects.

Botox is injected directly into the muscles causing the wrinkles. It works by blocking the transmission of nerve impulses to the injected muscles; this reduces the activity of the muscles that cause those lines to form. The treatment is usually done in about 10 minutes. There is no recovery time.
Botox® usually lasts 3-6 months after the initial treatment. Treating jaw pain from grinding and clenching can have lasting positive effects and benefits for longer periods of time. It does this by interrupting the muscles’ memory. Grinding can result in worn and broken teeth. Botox® treatment, on rare occasions, can result in bruising the first few days after therapy. Dr. Albers will discuss benefits and risks at your consultation.
Side effects following a Botox injection are rare. The most frequently reported adverse side effects from Botox injection are: headache, respiratory and flu symptoms and nausea. Local weakness of the injected muscle(s) is the intended outcome of Botox but weakness of the adjacent muscles may occur by the spread of Botox material.

Contraindications of Botox are if you:

  • Have an infection where Botox will be injected.
  • Are allergic to any of the ingredients in Botox.
  • Are pregnant or think you might be pregnant.
  • Are breastfeeding.
  • Are planning to become pregnant soon.

Dr. Albers is a member of the American Academy of Facial Esthetics. This academy is devoted excellent with the use of Botox and Filler products.

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