Botox and Juvederm

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

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 Cherry Hill dentists at Barclay Family Dental. Dr. Kokila Punia and Dr. Delina Parkhurst 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 Cherry Hill 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. Kokila Punia and Dr. Delina Parkhurst 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.

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