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The Benefits of BOTOX, Dermal Fillers, and Thread Lifting Therapies in

Dentists are perhaps one of the most accurate professionals when it comes
to injecting because they regularly inject the gums during dental
procedures. Consequently, they ensure that the injections are relatively
pain-free, quick and comfortable for the patient.

Exceptional Training

Although dentists will need to undertake additional training to administer
Botox injections, they already have a wealth of theoretical knowledge in
the facial area and as a result, they are able to make patients more
comfortable during the treatment. Dentists are perfectly suited to the
delivery of Botox and lip fillers because of their understanding of the
facial anatomy they can work with clients to meet their specific

Specialist Knowledge

Dentists are highly skilled medical professionals who must go through
extensive training to qualify. During their training years, dentists will
acquire in-depth knowledge of the anatomy of the face from the forehead
down to the chin (the maxillofacial area). Furthermore, a dentist is able
to provide holistic diagnosis and advice to patients on an issue which
concerns the face. Other professionals such as a general plastic surgeon,
an ophthalmologist or dermatologist will not have anywhere near the same
level of knowledge that a dentist has in relation to the face. What’s more,
a dentist is more familiar with how to address complications which arise in
the facial area. Dentists carry out far more invasive procedures in the
facial area than any other healthcare specialist.

Dentists the best people for Botox and fillers

*With proper training, dentists can offer patients a variety of new and
effective treatment possibilities including:*

· Patients with various types of Temporal Mandibular Joint Disorder
can often benefit from Botox treatment4. Much of the pain associated with
TMJ Disorders is due to muscular pain from hyperactivity of the muscles of
mastication. These disorders can cause significant discomfort for patients
and treatment options have been limited in the past. By using Botox to
relax these muscles, dentists can provide pain relief that has eluded some
patients with these conditions3.

· Bruxism and clenching can also be minimized with Botox injections
by reducing the force of the muscular contractions involved. It can make a
useful adjunct therapy to night guard appliances3.

· Botox is helpful in reducing a high lip line or “gummy smile”
without gingival surgery and crown lengthening. By relaxing the lip
muscles, a lower more aesthetic smile line can be achieved in a less
invasive manner. While the Botox treatments are temporary, it at least
gives patients a more immediate and less aggressive treatment option3.

· Edentulous patients can also benefit from Botox treatment in
cases where the lip muscles have become repositioned due to decreased
vertical dimension, and it is difficult to accommodate new dentures. Botox
can be used to relax and retrain the muscles around a new denture making
the transition easier and more successful3.

This list does not even include the cosmetic benefits that Botox can offer
patients. Its cosmetic use in dental offices currently may be the most
controversial but could eventually become a mainstream practice in the
dental field. We, as dental professionals, know better than anyone that
even though dentists have not traditionally performed these treatments in
the past, they are highly trained and skilled in the field of facial
anatomy and physiology.

Dentists are equally, if not more so, as educated in this specialty as
practitioners administering Botox injections today. Dentists are
exceptionally qualified to administer facial cosmetic injections with the
proper training. Their experience with the anatomy and function of facial
muscles is a valuable asset in the administration of Botox and other
cosmetic injections, such as dermal fillers. Patients are increasingly
concerned with the aesthetics of their dental restorations as well as the
function. Cosmetic injections can be used to complement dental restorations
and give patients a more visually pleasing result.

In addition to the medical and cosmetic advantages that Botox can offer, it
can also be a profitable addition to most dental practices. Botox
treatments can add a significant increase in the production totals of a
practice. While the focus should always be on patient care and treatment
<>, most
dentistry is practiced through a small business model and production is
important. Insurance-based dental care is shrinking profit margins across
the field and Botox treatments are an effective way to increase them.
Obviously, the benefits of adding Botox to the world of dentistry has
multiple and varied benefits.

Dentistry is poised to be the next medical specialty to offer Botox
treatments, and it might just prove to have an important place in the
field. Let’s move past the controversy and show that it *is* appropriate to
have Botox treatments

Most often, *botox* in *dentistry* is used to help repair facial
aesthetics. It's a minimally invasive way to treat high lip lines for
people who ...administered in a dental office.


Treatments with Botox can provide tremendous relief from jaw soreness,
headaches, and other unpleasant problems associated with Bruxism. Bruxism
is the medical term for unconscious teeth clenching and grinding, either
while awake or asleep, which can lead to physical painful and severe dental
problems. Chronic teeth grinding can cause headache, earaches, facial
pain, and even migraines. Dental problems from bruxism include loss of
tooth enamel, increased tooth sensitivity, and flattening and/or chipping
of the teeth. Bruxism sufferers who grind and clench their teeth while
sleeping frequently wake up with a sore jaw. Hypertrophy of the masseter
muscle, which may lead to the appearance of a severe square jaw, is another
side effect of bruxism. Botulinum toxin treatments for Bruxism can also
soften the appearance of the jaw line. By injecting small doses of Botox
directly into the masseter muscle (the large muscle that moves the jaw),
the muscle is weakened enough to stop involuntary grinding of the teeth and
clenching of the jaw. This significantly relaxes the muscle and reduces the
wear and tear on the teeth due to grinding. Damage to the TMJ
(temporomandibular joint) and headaches should be reduced or eliminated as

*Lip Fillers*

Lip augmentation is a cosmetic procedure that can give you fuller, plumper
lips. There are many types of dermal fillers that can be injected in your
lips and around your mouth. But the most common fillers today are products
that contain substances similar to hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is a
natural substance found in the body. It helps increase volume in your lips.
Hyaluronic acid fillers can improve the appearance of your lips by adding
shape, structure and volume.

*Facelift Threads*

A thread facelift is a convenient, less invasive alternative to traditional
facelifts, designed for people experiencing early signs of aging, such as
minor facial sagging. This innovative facelift procedure can be performed
in just one or two hours, often without anesthesia. During a thread
facelift, the cosmetic surgeon inserts thin threads into the face through
tiny incisions made in the targeted area. These threads attach to the skin
tissue and are then pulled back to lift and smooth the face. Almost
immediately, treated areas will be raised slightly, eliminating sagging and
giving patients a rejuvenated appearance. Because patients usually remain
fully conscious during the procedure, they can approve the look of their
thread lift while the surgeon works. Once the threads are knotted, they
become hidden within the skin itself, and any scarring that results will be
virtually invisible.

The best candidates for a thread facelift are in their 30s to 60s and have
relatively good skin tone. Most are beginning to experience sagging in
their face or neck but do not have excessively loose skin or drooping
facial areas that might require more rigorous facelift surgery. If signs of
aging are relatively minimal, a thread lift may be a good way to make
cosmetic enhancements while avoiding facelift scarring and other potential
side effects, which sometimes occur after more intensive surgical