Posts for tag: Botox Treatment
By Penny Creek Family & Implant Dentistry
October 16, 2013
Category: Esthetic Composite
Penny Creek Family & Cosmetic Dentistry Offers Botox
When you think of Botox you might immediately think of a plastic surgeon or dermatologist. However, did you know that Dr. Chad Slocum and Dr. Sara Lundgaard, your dentists in Mill Creek, can also utilize Botox at Penny Creek Family & Cosmetic Dentistry?
Not too long ago, it was considered trifling to consider enhancing a patient’s smile through tooth whitening procedures, porcelain or composite veneers and orthodontic realignment for cosmetic reasons. A patient’s feelings of well-being and self-esteem were once considered to be outside the realm of dentistry. Today, health and function can go hand in hand with natural esthetics.
So What Does Botox Have to Do with Dentistry?
While Botox is a popular facial esthetic procedure that is used to smooth facial wrinkles, it can also be used in dentistry as an adjunctive therapy in dental and cosmetic treatment. Botox has useful clinical uses as an adjunct in TMJ and bruxism cases. Even more so, it helps patients with moderate to chronic temporomandibular joint and facial pain.
With the availability of Botox at Penny Creek Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, Dr. Chad Slocum and Dr. Sara Lundgaard, your Mill Creek dentists, hopes to further help his patients overcome various symptoms of TMJ disorders, bruxism and facial pain. Botox is a muscle relaxer and when given in typically half the dosage used for facial wrinkle smoothing treatment, it can greatly reduce the intensity of the muscle contractions that contribute to TMJ and facial pain—giving you significant relief.
By contacting Dr. Slocum and Dr. Lundgaard, your cosmetic and family dentists in Mill Creek, you can learn more about Botox and how it can help you—in both appearance and dental health.