Botox® and Dysport®Plantation, FL
Dental Designs of Plantation is proud to offer Botox and Dysport treatments for their patients for both oral and maxillofacial cosmetic and therapeutic use. We now use Botox and Dysport therapeutically in the treatment of Temporal Mandibular Joint Disease (TMJD), TMJD headaches, and bruxism. This type of treatment utilizes a purified protein, and is placed locally in therapeutic, dental medicinal doses, to enable controlled muscle relaxation and to treat any problem where inappropriate muscle contraction is the problem.
What are Botox® and Dysport®?
Administration of Botox or Dysportis a simple and non-surgical procedure whereby very small doses of a natural, purified protein are placed into specific muscles, which selectively interferes with the muscles ability to contract through relaxation. The actual mechanism of action is by blocking or reducing the release of a neurotransmitter called acetylcholine which is required for the muscle to contract.
Without acetylcholine, the muscle will not contract and, if the muscle does not contract, then it will be unable to pull, stretch and cause pain. This temporarily blocks the nerves from communicating with the muscle, resulting in relaxation and a decrease in pain.
How Botox® and Dysport® are Administered
Botox and Dysport procedures do not require anesthesia and usually take just a few minutes to perform. The protein is deposited into the muscle using a fine needle to minimize discomfort and maximize accuracy. It is recommended that patients avoid alcohol for about a week before the procedure. To minimize bruising, patients should stop using aspirin and anti-inflammatory medications about two weeks before treatment.
How does Botox® treatment work?
Botox® treatment involves an injection of botulinum toxin that helps to prevent muscle contraction by attaching to the nerve endings of muscles. Before completing the procedure, we will need to have our team examine your health and determine if Botox® is the best choice of procedure.
Once we gather important health information, we will determine if Botox® will be an effective treatment option for you. If it is, we will then go over the process itself and schedule an appointment for the procedure. After the procedure, the patient will begin to see improvement in 3 to 10 days.
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How long does a procedure take?
The amount of time the procedure will take depends entirely on the type of Botox® and amount of Botox® necessary. At Dental Designs of Plantation, our team can go over the variety of uses that Botox® can offer you. We recommend that you ask all questions about the procedure with Dr. Sarris at a consultation meeting.
We will address all concerns and questions prior to completing the procedure. In many cases, the procedure may only take around an hour altogether. We will go over the exact length of the procedure with you during the consultation.
What is the cost?
The cost of a Botox® procedure and treatment will depend on several factors, which include:
- Your health insurance coverage
- Your current state of health
- Any allergies
- If you received a Botox® treatment in the last four to six months prior to this appointment
- The type of Botox® you want and the area of the body you want it in
We will help determine the cost of the procedure after we go over the type of procedure and all of the necessary steps.
Is the treatment painful?
Contrary to popular belief, a Botox® procedure is not painful and you will be able to remain calm during the procedure. While the idea of needles near one's face is not the best mental image, we can ensure that it is not as bad as some might believe. We will use a thin needle and inject small amounts of botulinum toxin into the system.
We can complete this procedure fairly quickly and with little to no pain. The patient will also be able to return to work or other tasks of daily life right after the procedure.
What can I expect for recovery time after the treatment?
You will be able to return to your daily activities directly following the procedure. It is important to avoid rubbing or massaging the areas we treat with Botox® since it will cause the toxin to move toward another area of the body. You can also call us if there are any other odd health issues you begin to notice following the procedure.
When will I begin to notice the results?
The results can take around 3 to 10 days to fully take effect. However, people will not be able to notice that you went through a Botox® treatment, but will notice your new appearance.
If you live in the Plantation area, call 954-312-0731 to schedule your dental exam so that you can remain in good health or receive treatment for a current condition.
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Definition of Cosmetic Dentistry Terminology
- Anterior Tooth Display
- An anterior tooth display refers to the anterior teeth, incisors and canine teeth, at the front of the mouth.
- Botulinum Toxin
- Botulinum toxin is a common component of Botox that medical professionals use to tighten a patient’s face.
- A dentist, also known as a dental surgeon, is a doctor who specializes in the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of diseases and conditions of the oral cavity.
- Esthetics involves focusing on the overall appearance of someone’s teeth and facial features. This term especially applies to cosmetic dentistry.
- Gingival Display
- A gingival display is when there is an excess amount of gums in someone’s smile and the individual prefers to change that.
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