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Botulinum Treatment in Dentistry: Therapeutic and Aesthetic Uses at Surrey Place Dental Group

When most people hear the word “Botox®”, they usually associate it with purely aesthetic implications as a cosmetic treatment and have never considered its uses in dentistry. However, there are many therapeutic benefits of using botulinum toxin in dentistry. In addition to offering cosmetic botulinum treatment in our practice, we also focus on the therapeutic advantages of this type of treatment. From relieving jaw tension and facial pain, botulinum toxin can be valuable in helping our patients feel better.

What is “Botox®?”

The word “Botox®” is actually a brand name for a formulation of botulinum toxin, a naturally purified protein that relaxes the target muscles. It is an extremely safe medication that, when administered correctly, can benefit the patient in a wide variety of ways with little to no negative side effects.

At the Surrey Place Dental Group in Surrey, British Columbia, we generally use a product called “Dysport®”, which is another formulation of botulinum toxin but tends to show results quicker and lasts longer. You can expect the Dysport® treatment to take full effect at approximately 10-14 days and last for around 3-4 months. As with any botulinum treatment, the results are temporary, and you will need to come in approximately every four months for recare treatments to maintain the desired effect.

What do we use botulinum treatment for?

At Surrey Place Dental Group, we use Dysport® treatment for both aesthetic and therapeutic applications. Aesthetically, Dysport® can be used to minimize the appearance of dynamic wrinkles such as forehead lines, frown lines between the eyes, and crow’s feet, among other things. However, we also use Dysport® for therapeutic uses, such as the treatment of grinding and clenching, jaw pain, and headaches. These can be uncomfortable and often debilitating conditions, and treating these symptoms with botulinum treatment can result in vastly improved quality of life.

Contact the Surrey Place Dental Group team at (604) 969-4212 to determine if botulinum treatment is proper for you!