Botox Specialist

Comfort Dental Spa

General Dentistry & Implant Dentistry located in Farmington Hills, MI

Botox® is far more than a wrinkle treatment. At Comfort Dental Spa in Farmington Hills, Michigan, the experienced team uses Botox to provide patients with much-needed relief from migraine and temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder symptoms. Receiving Botox treatment is quick, easy, and safe, with sessions lasting less than 30 minutes in the office. If you’re experiencing migraine or TMJ symptoms, call the office or book a consultation online to find out more today.

Botox Q & A

What is Botox? 

You might typically think of Botox as a treatment used to clear up wrinkles, but dental practices are using it for other reasons, too. This dermal injectable is actually made from a naturally occurring neurotoxic protein called botulinum toxin. When injected in small doses, it paralyzes facial muscles to provide relief for a number of conditions. 

How does a dentist use Botox? 

At Comfort Dental Spa, the team uses Botox to treat migraine symptoms and temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders. A TMJ disorder is characterized by a problem with the joint connecting your jaw to your skull. When it’s not functioning properly, functions such as chewing and speaking can be painful. 

Botox helps limit muscle contractions, relaxing your facial and jaw muscles, which often provides incredible relief from TMJ symptoms and migraine. It can provide relief for up to three months before you need another follow-up treatment. 

What is the Botox treatment process like? 

Your Comfort Dental Spa dentist will help you develop a personalized Botox treatment plan, since you may need more than one treatment session. Before getting started, the dental team reviews your medical history and discusses your TMJ or migraine symptoms to better prepare for your treatment. 

The procedure itself is simple and straightforward. Botox injections take no longer than 20 minutes and take place right in the office. The procedure doesn’t hurt at all. Afterward, you don’t have to worry about discomfort or an inability to enjoy your daily activities. 

However, the team recommends waiting at least 24 hours before engaging in strenuous physical activity.

Is Botox safe? 

Yes, when it’s administered by the professional team at Comfort Dental Spa, Botox treatment is perfectly safe. However, as is the case with all medical procedures, there are potential complications. You may experience some minor swelling, bruising, or pain at the injection site after treatment. Symptoms should subside quickly on their own. If you notice any lingering side effects, please let the office know right away. 

To set up a Botox consultation at the office and find out more about how this treatment can relieve TMJ and migraine symptoms, call the office or set up an appointment online today.

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