Dental Botox

Dental Botox

Dental Botox
What’s dental botox (Teeth botox)?
Botox in medical and dental sectory is a kind of toxin that’s taken from the bacteria Clostridium botulinum and it’s used to block the contraction of muscles for a while. Botulinum toxine which has many indications in cosmetic and medical treatments, affects the system by inhibating the asetilcholine that our body needs for contracting the muscles.
Botox is also used in temporomandibular disorders treatments by the reason of having painkiller effect.

After the application, the effects are reversible and last in 3-6 months. It can be applied twice a year.

When is botox used?
Botox is a treatment choise of jaw, head and face pains, temporomandibular disorders, bruxism (teeth clenching), cosmetic arrangements of mimic muscles, strightening the wrinkles and asymetries,in gummy smile cases, relapses of the muscle contractions after orthognathic surgeries, in hyperhidrosis. Botox is an auxilary treatment for masticator muscle pain as the result of clenching and bruxism.
On the other hand for deep wrinkles, only botox treatment is usually not enough and it should be supported with dermal fillings (hyaluronic asid).

Is dental botox procedure painful?
Botox is not a painful procedure and it can be done in 5-10 minutes with an insulin needle. The effects are visible in 3 days and the optimum level appears after the second week.
Before the applications, the area have to be cleaned and signed with a skin pencil, then take some photographs to compare afterwards.

Who can not be a botox patient?
Botox shouldn’t be applied to pregnants and breastfeeding women because of not having enough scientific studies. Also it should be asked for allergic stories. For instance, it can be applied in small amounts to another area to taste the reaction on allergic patients before the injection.

What are the cautions after botox?
Touching, pushing or massaging the area of injection is not allowed. Also patients should avoid of direct sunlight.