Botox Injections at Orcutt Family Dentistry Offer Numerous Cosmetic and Therapeutic Benefits

Orcutt Family Dentistry is proud to offer Botox treatments in Fair Oaks, California, and its environs. Botulinum toxin, in short Botox, is a magical substance that targets specific muscles in your face to treat TMJ-related pain and to reduce migraine and tension-type headaches. Botox can also even smooth out bothersome fine lines and wrinkles to create a youthful appearance.

Want to learn more about Botox and how it can make a difference in your smile and oral health? Schedule an appointment with Dr. Brian Orcutt and the team. 

How Botox works

Botox is a neuromodulator derived from the same toxin that causes botulism, a type of food poisoning. However, the purified form of Botox has powerful medicinal benefits when administered in small doses by qualified personnel.

Botox blocks certain chemical signals from nerves that cause muscle contraction, reducing voluntary and involuntary muscle movements. Botox reduces bruxism and TMJ pain symptoms when injected into the facial, neck and head muscles, which are responsible for jaw clenching. Similarly, Botox reduces repeated muscle contractions (like frowning and squinting), reducing the appearance of dynamic wrinkles for a rejuvenated appearance.

What should I expect from Botox treatment?

Botox treatment is a fast procedure, often completed in 10-20 minutes. The treatment doesn’t require any preparation and can be done over lunchtime! 

The dentist starts by applying a numbing agent on your face. He then injects the Botox product into specific areas of the face. If the dentist wants to curb bruxism and TMJ pain, he will inject the product into the clenching  muscles. Otherwise, if Botox is to achieve cosmetic benefits, we’ll target the product in problematic areas like the forehead, around the corner of the eyes, etc.

You’ll start experiencing Botox effects after 2-3 days, but optimal effects are after 1-2 weeks. If you have TMJ pain, you’ll grind less of your teeth, improving your unpleasant symptoms. Patients with Botox cosmetic injections will experience smoother skin without fine lines, wrinkles, and other aging signs. However, you’ll need retreatment every 3-4 months because Botox isn’t permanent.

Many patients experience little to no side effects after Botox treatment. The common complaints are tenderness and bruising at the injection sites. Some patients may experience mild headaches or flu-like symptoms. Most symptoms are mild, short-lived, and aren’t a cause for concern.

The benefits of Botox treatments

Whether Botox is used for cosmetic or therapeutic uses, it offers numerous treatments.

Some include:

  • Reduction of migraines
  • Reduction of Tension-type headaches
  • Reduction of TMJ symptoms
  • Cosmetic benefits
  • Fast results
  • The treatment is quick 
  • Botox treatment is conservative
  • Minimal side effects
  • Botox is suitable for many patients, young and old

Would you like to experience the incredible benefits of Botox? Call (916) 963-9986 to schedule an appointment with Orcutt Family Dentistry.