Your Botox Dentist in San Diego
If you have facial pain that isn’t associated with a dental disease, Botox may be a solution. Facial pain can arise from several conditions, including jaw joint (TMJ) dysfunction, clenching or grinding teeth, bruxism, or muscle spasms. If you experience trigger points, facial pain, headaches, or teeth grinding, receiving painless Botox injections at our San Diego office may be the right option for you.
How Botox Works
Botox blocks impulses from nerves to the tiny facial muscles that are related to expression lines. After an injection, your facial muscles are forced to relax and are kept from contracting. The skin over the affected muscles will appear smooth and unwrinkled, but the rest of your facial muscles will move normally, allowing for natural facial expressions.
One thing to consider about Botox is the longevity — the effect of injections only lasts for four to six months. The duration may be even shorter for patients over age 65. To maintain the effects, you will need to visit our San Diego dentists for Botox injections several times a year. Fortunately, clinical studies have shown that the duration of effects increases with the consistency of your treatments, so you should require fewer visits as time goes by.
What to Expect from a Botox Injection Procedure
Botox is a simple, safe, and quick procedure. At Sedation Dental Center San Diego, our dentists administer Botox with microneedles to several precise locations on the face. The ultrafine needles and small amount of liquid mean that the pain associated with the injections is minimal — most patients have compared the sensation to a bug bite.
No anesthesia is required for Botox injections, which means you can resume your daily activities right away. If you’d like, you can even drive yourself home or back to the office immediately. You may experience slight bruising at the injection site, but it’s easily covered with makeup.
To see if Botox injections are right for you, schedule a consultation with Dr. DeLisle today.