Dental Botox in Laurel, MS

What Is Dental Botox?

Dental Botox is a minimally invasive procedure that uses Botox to relax muscles in the face and mouth. Botox is a naturally occurring protein that blocks the release of acetylcholine, a neurotransmitter that causes muscles to contract. When injected into a muscle, it relaxes the muscle and reduces the appearance of wrinkles while reducing excessive sweating and relieving pain.

Conditions That Benefit
From Botox

Lip Lines

Gummy Smile

Temporomandibular
Joint (TMJ) Disorder

Difficulty Adjusting To
New Dentures

Excessive Sweating

How Is This Different From Cosmetic Botox?

Dental Botox is specifically used to treat dental-related problems, while cosmetic Botox is used to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. While both treatments have similar effects, dental Botox works differently because it’s tailored to address problems in the mouth, such as TMJ disorder and difficulty adjusting to new dentures.

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after

The Benefits of
Dental Botox

Using dental Botox can provide several benefits for people who suffer from TMJ disorder, difficulty adjusting to new dentures, and nighttime teeth grinding:

  • Increased jaw mobility
  • Improved smile aesthetics
  • Decreased TMJ pain and discomfort
  • Improved fit of existing dentures
  • Reduced nighttime teeth grinding

These benefits can make a significant difference in a person’s life, allowing them to feel more comfortable and confident. With consistent treatment, dental Botox can help maintain these results for years. Additionally, dental Botox is much less invasive than surgery and carries fewer risks.

The Dental Botox Procedure

1.

The dentist will numb the area with a topical anesthetic.

2.

They inject Botox into the targeted muscles with a very fine needle.

3.

The entire procedure takes about 15 minutes.

Afterward, you may experience minor discomfort or swelling in the area, but it should dissipate within a few days.

Dental Botox FAQs

What Are the Side Effects of Dental Botox?

The most common side effects of dental Botox are bruising, redness, and swelling. These side effects are usually mild and go away within a few days. In very rare cases, people may experience more severe side effects, such as difficulty swallowing or breathing.

Is Dental Botox Safe?

Dental Botox is a safe and effective procedure administered by a qualified dentist. However, as with any medical procedure, there are some risks associated with dental Botox. It is important to discuss the risks and benefits of dental Botox with your dentist before you decide if it is right for you.

How Much Does Dental Botox Cost?

Dental Botox costs vary depending on the amount used and the injection location(s). Dental Botox treatments at Laurel Oaks Dental may cost between $250-500. This is very inexpensive when the alternative is a surgical procedure.

Is Dental Botox Covered by Insurance?

Insurance coverage for dental Botox varies. Some insurance plans may cover the cost of dental Botox for certain medical conditions, such as TMJ disorder.

Is Dental Botox Permanent?

No, dental Botox is not permanent. The effects of dental Botox typically last for 3-6 months. However, the results can vary from person to person. Some people may need injections more frequently, while others only need them once a year.

Contact Us

(601) 649-3335

Our Address

1434 Parker Dr
Laurel, MS 39440
jan@laureloaksdental.com

Business Hours

Monday - Friday 8:00AM - 5:00PM
Saturday & Sunday CLOSED

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