Revitalizing Smiles: The Power of Upper Face Botox at Stafford Family Dental

Can Botox be Completed by a Dentist?

Did you know that some dentists are qualified to complete Botox injections? For years, people have not associated botox injections with dentists. The idea that dentists focus on teeth and gums is how most people think about dentists. Did you know that Botox has a place in dentistry?

When we think about the past with dentists, there were times when teeth whitening, veneers, and orthodontic realignment were outside of the dentist’s responsibilities. We know now, that this has changed! Things like implants, polishing, and Invisalign are some great examples of how dentistry has grown.

Isn’t Botox Considered a “Want” not a “Need?”

What you may not know is that botox treatments can directly impact the results of your face as well as your teeth and gums. Dentists have a comprehensive understanding of how Botox can affect dental work. Not all dentists CAN complete botox injections, however, qualified dentists are uniquely suited for providing botox treatments as part of the job is assessing the balance and overall aesthetics of the face.

Many aspects of dental treatment should include an understanding of how Botox works. Hyperactive muscles can be detrimental to periodontal, surgical, and implant procedures. The medical profession has discovered over 800 uses for Botox and with the expansion of knowledge in the dental field, the drug BoNt-A (botox) should be considered a treatment that could greatly impact patients vs. just a drug that can improve the “wants” of esthetics.

Who Can Complete Botox Treatments in Lethbridge?

Dr. Rajesh Grover has certifications to complete upper face and therapeutic/pain botox injections. What does that cover with treatments? For cosmetic purposes, injections can help reduce smile lines, crow’s feet, and other wrinkles. The injection relaxes your upper face muscles to create a younger, smoother look.

When we consider therapeutic applications, Botox can help treat patients who struggle with things like:

Bruxism: Grinding or Clenching of the Teeth

Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMJD): This causes extreme facial and jaw pain.

Orthodontic Therapy: Botox can help restrain muscle movement to keep teeth from shifting back into undesirable positions.

Dental Anxiety and Dental Phobia Management: Dentists with Botox certifications can utilize therapeutic Botox to help patients manage dental anxiety and phobia. By injecting Botox into specific areas, such as the muscles around the mouth, dentists can create a more relaxed and comfortable experience for patients, making dental visits less stressful.

Book an Appointment With Us Today!

If you have questions about botox injections, we encourage you to give us a call! We can provide additional information and book a consultation for your botox injections. Whether you require botox or dental work, we are here to help Lethbridge! Give us a call today at 403-942-3733.