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Bethesda Chevy Chase Dental Care

General Dentistry & Cosmetic Dentistry located in Bethesda, MD

Botox® injections do more than just treat wrinkles. The skilled team at Bethesda Chevy Chase Dental Care in Bethesda, Maryland, uses Botox to provide patients with much-needed relief from temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder symptoms. Getting treatment is quick, easy, and safe, with sessions lasting less than 30 minutes in the office. If you’re experiencing TMJ symptoms like painful chewing or speaking, call the office or book a consultation online to find out more today.

Botox Q & A

What is Botox? 

When you think of Botox, you probably think of it as a cosmetic treatment used to clear up facial wrinkles. But it’s much more than that. The team at Bethesda Chevy Chase Dental Care uses it for other reasons, too.

This dermal injectable is made from a naturally occurring neurotoxic protein called botulinum toxin. When injected in small doses, it paralyzes facial muscles to provide relief from a number of conditions.

What do dentists use Botox for? 

At Bethesda Chevy Chase Dental Care, the team uses Botox routinely to treat 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 working properly, things like chewing and speaking can be painful and debilitating.

Botox injections help limit muscle contractions, relaxing your facial and jaw muscles, which can provide immediate relief from TMJ symptoms and migraine. It can provide relief for up to three months before you need a follow-up treatment.

The team at Bethesda Chevy Chase Dental Care also offers Botox injections for purely cosmetic reasons. With Botox and an assortment of other dermal fillers, they can provide excellent cosmetic results and improve the appearance of wrinkles, facial lines, and lost facial volume.

How does a Botox treatment work?

The team at Bethesda Chevy Chase Dental Care works closely with you to develop a personalized Botox treatment plan. In most cases, you’ll need more than one treatment. Before getting started, the team reviews your medical history and discusses your TMJ symptoms or desired cosmetic results to better prepare for your treatment.

The procedure itself is simple and straightforward. Botox injections take no more than 20 minutes and are given 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.

Are Botox treatments safe?

Yes, when it’s administered by the professional team at Bethesda Chevy Chase Dental Care, Botox and dermal filler treatments are perfectly safe.

However, as is the case with all medical procedures, a risk of complications exists. You could experience some minor swelling, bruising, and pain at the injection site after treatment. Symptoms should go away quickly on their own. If you notice any lingering side effects, let the office know right away.

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