Learn About Our Botox® and Filler Services

Your dentist may not be the first person who comes to mind when you think of Botox® and dermal fillers, but a trained medical professional is the best person to apply aesthetic treatments for safety and to ensure that you get the best results.

At Bethesda Chevy Chase Dental Care in Bethesda, Maryland, our dentists provide Botox both for personal cosmetic enhancements and to ease jaw pain and stiffness associated with temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder. We also offer an assortment of dermal fillers to improve the appearance of wrinkles, facial lines, and lost facial volume

How Botox helps treat TMJ

TMJ is a painful condition caused by damage to the hinge joint that connects your upper and lower jaw. An injury or condition like arthritis can lead to inflammation, pain, and stiffness in your jaw, which then interferes with your ability to chew, speak, and even open and close your mouth properly. In severe cases, TMJ can cause your jaw to lock in place. 

Botox eases TMJ related jaw pain by temporarily causing the nerves and muscles to relax. It may also be effective if you suffer from pain related to jaw dislocations. After a comprehensive dental exam, one of our dentists may recommend Botox along with other TMJ treatments such as physical therapy and medication.

Botox is also recommended for patients that have tried other treatments for TMJ symptoms without much success and reduction in pain, and as an alternative to surgery. If you’ve been suffering with TMJ-related jaw pain and stiffness, contact us to find out how we can help you get back your quality of life and peace of mind.

Cosmetic benefits of Botox and fillers

Despite the fact that there are many uses for Botox, it’s probably best known as the go-to cosmetic treatment for fine lines and wrinkles on the forehead, around the eyes, and around the mouth. When combined with basic dental treatments like teeth whitening, you can walk out of our office looking and feeling younger and refreshed in as little as one or two appointments. 

Everyone has different reasons for investing in aesthetic treatments — from a major milestone like a big birthday, to a life event like a wedding or a promotion at work, to simply fighting back against aging. Dermal fillers can address facial wrinkles and lines, too, and they do wonders restoring lost facial volume.

The number of treatments you need depends on the area being treated and the desired results. A typical Botox application generally lasts between three to six months. Some fillers can last up to a year or more.

For more information about Botox and dermal fillers and to find out whether they’re right for you, contact us today by calling the office directly to schedule an appointment. Or you can request an appointment online.

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