Botox and Juvederm

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Forget what you think you know about dermal fillers such as Botox. These treatments have gained increasing popularity among dentists in recent years and, at Tusculum Dental Care, we are proud to offer Botox and Juvederm procedures now as part of our range of services.

Botox and what to expect  

Clinically known as Clostridium botulinum bacteria, Botox is a purified protein that, when ejected, can create the appearance of smoother skin and eliminate folds and wrinkles.

Receiving Botox is a relatively fast procedure that typically takes 10 to 15 minutes. There is no recovery time following a Botox procedure; you can resume your normal routine right away. A Botox procedure usually does not entail administering any anesthetic, and any discomfort can be managed with a cold pack. Remember that Botox will yield temporary results; the effects of treatment will last about three to four months.


The active ingredient in Juvederm is hyaluronic acid, which hydrates the skin to make it appear more youthful. A dentist may use Juvederm to eliminate signs of aging such as smile lines. 

If you have a Juvederm procedure, you can expect to see immediate results. This dermal filler can be injected into any skin type, and there is minimal risk of an allergic reaction or side effects during or after the application. A Juvederm treatment lasts longer than Botox—about six months—but the procedure also is more costly.

Speak with the dentist regarding your desired results to help determine which injection is right for you.

How does your dentist use Botox?

Dermal fillers can be used to create the appearance of smoother, younger-looking skin, improving your overall appearance. Since dermal fillers must be injected into the area to take effect, a dentist really is the perfect medical professional to apply this treatment. Dental school involves extensive training and practice in administering injections to the facial area and the mouth, because of the widespread use of injectable anesthetics as part of many standard dental procedures. As a result, a dentist should begin his or her practice already possessing the ability to give injections with maximum efficiency and minimal discomfort.

In addition to administering dermal fillers for cosmetic purposes, a dentist may inject Botox or Juvederm in any of these treatment situations:

  • A complement to certain cosmetic dentistry procedures
  • To help denture patients who are having difficulty adjusting to new dentures
  • As a cosmetic procedure to augment the appearance of the lips
  • As a component of orthodontic treatment where re-training of the facial muscles is needed

Dermal Fillers – Greeneville Dentist

Even though dentists really are ideal to work with dermal fillers, current industry data indicates that just 10 percent of all dentists working in the field offer these injectables in their practice. Tusculum Dental Care is proud to offer both Botox and Juvederm. To find out more or schedule your consultation, contact us at (423) 639-7575.

Tusculum Dental Care is here to provide comprehensive oral care services for patients in the areas of Greeneville, Jonesborough, and Erwin, Tennessee.