Did you know that Botox® and dermal fillers can also treat dental concerns?
Dr. Mantzouranis is trained and experienced in the use of Botox and fillers to address cosmetic concerns, complete a smile makeover or to treat specific types of oral health problems. These treatments can not only reduce wrinkles and smooth out the face but can also treat headaches and TMJ disorders. Botox is frequently used as a cosmetic treatment that relaxes the muscles in the forehead that cause deep frown lines. But the effect of muscle relaxation can also be achieved to reduce the discomfort associated with jaw pain and bite problems. Most patients achieve results that last four to six months.
There are several different types of dermal fillers that we can offer in our Frederick dental office. Dr. Mantzouranis will examine your skin, discuss your concerns and make recommendations suitable for your needs.
Botox & Fillers: what to expect
Many fillers contain hyaluronic acid (HA), which keeps the skin hydrated. HA fillers plump the skin around the nose and mouth to reduce fine lines and wrinkles. XEOMIN® is a prescription medication injected into muscles. This filler improves the appearance of frown lines between the eyebrows. Patients see results three to four days after treatment. XEOMIN can last for up to three months. Juvéderm® XC adds volume and fullness to your face while erasing unwanted wrinkles and lines. Juvéderm is also the only FDA-approved dermal filler that can last up to one year with one treatment.
The injection of Botox or a dermal filler will be done in the comfort of our office using a local anesthetic. Dr. Mantzouranis will gently place the injections in strategic locations to address your needs. Once complete, you may experience mild swelling, redness and discomfort at the injections site. Most patients resume their daily routine immediately after their appointment and side effects can be managed with over the counter pain medication as needed.
Results will begin to be noticeable within the first couple of days and the treated area will continue to improve over the next few weeks. We will work with you to maintain your refreshed appearance or to manage your TMJ pain when you visit with us for routine dental care every six months.
Botox for Headaches and TMJ
We work with patients to diagnose and treat the symptoms of TMJ related disorders and bite problems. TMJ related muscled tension that can cause a range of painful symptoms, including headaches and jaw pain. Botox is FDA approved in the treatment of chronic headaches, which are often related to TMJ disorders and muscle tension. Botox and fillers can provide relief from headaches and migraines for an improved quality of life.
We will perform a thorough and comprehensive evaluation of your oral health and the condition of your bite to determine if Botox, Juvéderm, or XEOMIN are right for you. During a consultation, we can discuss your treatment and the number of injections needed for your specific concerns.
Treatment with Botox
Botox is a neurotoxin that is injected into muscle tissue. It acts upon the nerve impulses that affect the action of the muscle. Botox relaxes the treated muscle and releases the tension in the face. Treatment with these injections is quick and comfortable. Results can last for up to 6 months, sometimes longer. We can provide follow up treatments as needed and will work with you to monitor the appearance of lines snd wrinkles or to evaluate TMJ related symptoms.
Am I a good candidate for Botox?
While most patients can be considered a candidate, the optimal patient is in generally good health and between the ages of 18 and 65. Dr. Mantzouranis will meet with you to discuss how Botox or a dermal filler can meet your specific needs or cosmetic goals.
Schedule an Appointment
Do you want to erase fine lines and wrinkles? Do you suffer from chronic headaches and jaw pain? Call the Frederick Center for Dentistry at 301.264.5680 or request an appointment with us online.