Crescent Dental provides BOTOX® (onabotulinumtoxinA) treatments as a solution for both cosmetic goals and dental health problems. While BOTOX is most frequently associated with wrinkle and line removal, it can also be used to treat TMJ disorders, gummy smiles, headaches and to lessen excessive sweating. To learn more about BOTOX in Clifton Park, New York, and to schedule your consultation with our experienced dentist, Dr. Donald Macina, call our office today at 518-348-1173.
BOTOX is injected into the muscles of the brow to smooth frown lines, wrinkles and crow’s feet and give you a calmer, more alert and more youthful appearance. BOTOX works by freezing the muscles that cause these wrinkles and lines, temporarily improving the appearance of moderate to severe lines and wrinkles. As BOTOX is an injection, it requires no incisions or surgery and you will be able to return to your daily activities immediately following your treatment. You can expect to begin noticing improvements within 24 to 48 hours, and for the results of your BOTOX treatment to last for up to four months.
BOTOX for Gummy Smiles
If you receive BOTOX to treat a gummy smile, our dentist will inject this medication into your upper lip, limiting the elevation your lips can achieve when smiling. This allows your teeth to show when you smile without displaying excessive gum tissue, giving you a healthier and more attractive appearance overall.
BOTOX for TMJ Disorders and Gummy Smiles
Our dentist may recommend BOTOX as an alternative treatment for TMJ (temporomandibular joint) disorders and the associated jaw tension and pain. When your TMJ joint becomes displaced or overworked, it can cause pain and discomfort during daily activities such as talking, eating, swallowing or yawning, and may result in severe tension headaches or other problems. BOTOX injected into the areas of the jaw joint will “freeze” the area, causing it to feel relaxed and reducing the stress, tension and muscle movements that cause your TMJ disorder. This allows the muscles to rest, relax and begin healing. Please be aware that it may take several days for your treatment to take complete effect, though you can expect the results of your treatment to last for up to five months.
For more information about BOTOX and to see if this treatment is right for you, please contact our office today and schedule an appointment with our experienced dentist.