Botox® At The Dentist: Is It Safe?

| March 16, 2017

dental botox Crow’s feet. The “11’s.” Marionette lines. We have a number of different ways to describe the wrinkling that occurs naturally as we age. However, we don’t have many effective options for addressing those issues.

Fortunately, there’s Botox® to the rescue! Botox® is a safe and effective way to treat wrinkling, and you can easily have it done at your next dental appointment.

How Does Botox® Work?

Botox® is an injectable that softens the appearance of wrinkles and helps prevent new ones from forming. It does this by blocking the nerves that contract wrinkle-causing muscles.

With Botox®, patients experience:

  • A more youthful look
  • Diminished appearance of lines and wrinkles
  • Possible reduction in the frequency of migraines

What Is the Procedure of Getting Botox® Like?

Most patients are thrilled to discover how simple it is to get Botox®. At your appointment, Dr. Thompson, Dr. Hoellrich, or Dr. Chitkara will apply a topical numbing agent to your skin. Then, they’ll inject Botox into the target area using a fine needle. Typically, the procedure can be completed in just 10 minutes.

What Can I Expect After Getting Botox®?

You can expect to see results from Botox® injections in about a week’s time. Those results typically last anywhere from 3-4 months.

Do You Offer Any Other Anti-Aging Injectables?

Yes, we do. At Grandview Dental Care, we’re pleased to offer the filler, Juvéderm, which is a gel-like material that’s injected directly into creases and folds, smoothing out the appearance of wrinkles.

Typically, Juvéderm’s used to treat the appearance of “smile lines”—those lines that run from your nose to the corners of your mouth. As with Botox, Juvéderm is a safe and effective treatment that can take years off your appearance.

Is It Safe to Get Botox® from a Dentist?

Yes, it is. Your local dentist is an excellent choice when you’re seeking a Botox® practitioner. For one thing, dentists already have years of experience providing anesthetic injections. This makes them skillful practitioners when it comes to administering quick and relatively painless Botox® injections.

Furthermore, dentists have advanced training on the facial, oral, and periorbital areas of the face. With their training being centered around the facial areas Botox® targets, dentists are uniquely equipped to offer Botox® injectables.

Lastly, the Ohio State Dental Board permits dentists to use Botox® on patients if they’ve been trained through an accredited program. At Grandview Dental Care, our dentists have that training, as well as many hours of continuing education classes.

I’d Like to Get Botox®. How Can I Schedule an Appointment?

If you’re ready to experience the benefits of Botox®, now is the perfect time to do so. We’re offering Botox® at $10/unit and for a limited time, you can get $50 off when you purchase 50 units or more.

To schedule your appointment, you can call us at 614.486.7378 or set one up online by clicking here. For your convenience, Grandview Dental Care offers day and evening appointments.