Botox has more than one use at your Dentist’s Office

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When you think Botox, you think of ageless superstars, smooth skin, and pouty lips. Long used by plastic surgeons and medical spas, Botox now is available from your Greenville dentists at Tusculum Dental Care. Dr. Nathaniel Renner and Dr. Craig Shepherd are qualified cosmetic dentists who want you to know how Botox has more than one use at the dentist’s office.

How can your dentist use Botox?

  • The treatment applications include, but are not limited to:
  • Treating bruxism (aka teeth grinding)
  • Relieving muscle tension from temporomandibular joint disorder
  • To help treat other varieties of facial pain
  • Retraining muscles as part of a course of orthodontic treatment
  • To assist patients acclimating to a new set of dentures

Your Greeneville dentists also can administer Botox to reduce fine lines and wrinkles, similar to what you’d receive from a cosmetic surgeon or medical spa. Treatment applications may entail creating fuller, plumper lips, reducing the prominence of fine lines and wrinkles, or smoothing skin—with the overall goal of creating a more youthful appearance.

Why choose Botox?

To see how Botox could enhance your dental experience, in just one short appointment, Dr. Renner and Dr. Shepherd can consult with you to see how you could benefit from these injectable treatments. The beauty of Botox is that it only takes 10-15 minutes to be administered, but it can create results that last for four months or longer. Other than experiencing some minor redness or swelling at the injection site, there is usually no downtime or side effects associated with Botox. This procedure also is non-invasive.

What to think about before Botox

There are some things all Botox patients should consider first. All patients are different. You may need to stop taking blood thinners or smoking before a Botox procedure. However, don’t stop any medications unless the doctor advises you to do so. Either of these could interfere with the swelling or blood flow. Botox is not particularly painful, but we can numb the treatment area with a local anesthetic to make sure you don’t feel discomfort. After any injections, you should also keep in mind that you should not massage the injection site, as it will be slightly swollen and tender. Massaging it can cause bruising. All told, these side effects are so minor in comparison to the benefits that they’re barely worth mentioning.

Botox in Greenville

Botox is not only for the Hollywood elite. It isn’t just done at Orange County housewives’ parties or in plastic surgeons’ offices. It is available to you now from your Greenville cosmetic dentists of Tusculum Dental Care. The American Academy of Facial Esthetics estimates that 20 percent of dentists (and growing) in North America are now providing Botox treatment to patients for both cosmetic and dental procedures. Dentists not only learn how to administer injections safely and effectively, but dentists also are familiar with the muscles and nerves of the entire head, face, and neck. Don’t let your cosmetic dental desires go unmet because of a lack of options in East Tennessee. Botox can be used medically and for aesthetics. If you want to consult with one of our trained professional staff members for a consultation, don’t hesitate. Contact Tusculum Dental Care today at (423) 639-7575 if you’re located in Greenville, Jonesborough, or Erwin, Tennessee.