Norwood Dental in Winnipeg can offer Botox injections as part of an overall dental treatment plan.
Botox is a widely recognized brand of neuromodulating agents that contain Botulinum Toxin, a purified protein that has both therapeutic and cosmetic applications. This type of injectable treatment is now commonly referred to as Botox.
Injections containing Botulinum Toxin (such as Botox), can be part of your dental treatment plan to help treat several therapeutic conditions.
When injected into the facial muscles, Botox releases neurotoxins. These substances can interrupt the signals from the nerves to the muscles, preventing the muscles from contracting, which ultimately helps them relax.
Our team would be happy to discuss how Botox treatments could be incorporated into your dental treatment plan. To learn more please contact us to schedule a consultation.Contact
Botox may be used as part of your dental care plan to treat the following muscle-generated and functional dental conditions:
In some cases, while undergoing Botox treatment as part of your dental plan, you may also notice the following conditions are positively impacted:
Read the answers to our most frequently asked questions about Botox treatment. Can't find the answer you're looking for? Contact our team for more information.
Any questions and concerns you have will be addressed before the treatment to ensure your desired results are understood. Some have described the injections as a mild pinch, similar to a bug bite. The injection is directed into the muscle under the skin. The needle is very fine in order to help prevent any pain, bruising, or swelling.
After your treatment, it is important to follow your dentist's instructions to ensure your treatment is as successful as possible:
• Try to contract the treated muscle areas periodically for up to four hours after treatment, by frowning and lifting eyebrows to allow the toxin to reach all of the treated muscle.
• Do not lay down or bend your head for a sustained period of time.
• Avoid rubbing or touching the injected areas and avoid having facials and massages for 48 hours to ensure that the treatment remains at the site of injection.
• Avoid vigorous exercise and alcohol-based products on the area treated for 48 hours.
In rare cases, some people report getting headaches after a Botox injection.
Usually, a Botox treatment takes 15-25 minutes and doesn't require anesthesia. A fine needle is used to inject Botox into specific muscles, and topical anesthesia (numbing cream) may be used.
Our authorized prescribers are familiar with the relevant anatomy. They will employ measures associated with the safe and effective use of BOTOX, which includes proper storage, selection of the correct dose, and proper administration techniques. Our clinicians will provide patient-specific care and, for your safety, may inquire about any alterations to the anatomy such as prior surgical procedures.
Botox treatments generally last 3-5 months, depending on how the individual person metabolizes it.
During your first consultation, your dentist will conduct a comprehensive facial and/or dental assessment and recommend the optimal treatments to achieve your goals. If they conclude that Botox is right for you, your treatment appointment will be booked.
Yes. Avoid alcohol starting about one week before the procedure. We also recommend that you stop taking aspirin and anti-inflammatory medications two weeks before treatment to reduce bruising.
Side effects from Botox are rare, and if they do occur, are typically mild and transient. They can include:
• Pain, swelling or bruising at the injection site
• Headache or flu-like symptoms
• Droopy eyelid or eyebrows
• Crooked smile or drooling
• Eye dryness or excessive tearing
If you do experience more than mild side effects that last hours to weeks after receiving Botox, call us immediately.
Botox treatment should be avoided by:
• People with infection at the proposed injection site.
• People who have previously had an allergic reaction to Botulinum toxin type A injections.
• People with muscle problems or chronic diseases affecting the muscles.
• Children under the age of 18 years.
• Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding.