Botox® and Dermal Fillers

Botulinum toxin, also called BoNT-A (Botox®), is now being offered by Hilliard Modern Dental as a treatment option for temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD), associated with excessive grinding of the teeth or clenching of the jaw. We also offer Botox® as a treatment for reducing and reversing the signs of aging (wrinkles).

Why Botox® for TMD/TMJ?

We use Botox® as an alternative treatment for muscle tension and pain associated with TMJ/TMD. Many patients experience relief from the soreness caused by TMJ/TMD when Botox® is injected into the affected facial muscles. The injections can also help reduce symptoms associated with TMD. Most patients feel results within ten days of their first treatment.

Botox® for Aging

Signs of aging can be treated just like we treat the loss of bone or a decrease in testosterone as we age. Botox® has become an incredibly common method for treating aging skin and can be used to smooth facial wrinkles of the forehead, between the eyes, and around the corners of the eyes, also known as crow’s feet.

Everyone gets dynamic wrinkles - those that can be seen when we make certain expressions. In these areas, collagen breaks down faster, leading to static wrinkles or “wrinkles at rest” in these areas. Treating these dynamic areas at a younger age with Botox® can prevent or delay the need for more invasive procedures later on to treat static wrinkles.

What to Expect During A Botox® Procedure

The length of the procedure itself will depend on the number of injections required, which will be determined during the consultation process. Usually, procedures can be completed in 10-30 minutes. We will happily review the process with you and answer any questions you have prior to the procedure.

Ready to learn more about Botox® and dermal fillers?

If you are seeking relief for TMD/TMJ or would like to reduce the signs of aging, contact us today to schedule a consultation!

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