BOTOX®

One of the dental services we offer at Uptown Dental & Orthodontics that you may not find at every dental practice is BOTOX®.

Dr. Hall is extensively trained and certified to deliver BOTOX treatments in the comfort of our Phoenix dental office. This is a service we believe can complement the cosmetic dentistry we provide and also help some patients manage the uncomfortable symptoms of jaw disorders.

How Dentists Use BOTOX

BOTOX is a derivative of clostridium botulinum that, when used in small doses, can relax and calm facial muscles. This results in a few different benefits:

  • The reduction of fine lines and wrinkles for enhanced facial aesthetics
  • Minimizing frequent headaches or migraines
  • Reducing teeth clenching and grinding (bruxism)
  • Diminishing the symptoms of TMD (temporomandibular disorder)
  • Minimizing high lip lines and gummy smiles

Dr. Hall delivers BOTOX through a series of injections that typically last around three to four months.

How BOTOX Helps TMD

When your jaw joint isn’t functioning correctly, the result is a painful disorder called TMD. Some of the symptoms can include neck and shoulder pain, your jaw locking open or closed, joint popping or clicking, or frequent headaches. Some of these symptoms can become highly debilitating and significantly reduce your quality of life.

Bruxism can also be the cause or result of TMD. For example, when you clench and grind your teeth at night, it can result in excessive wear or damage to your teeth, like fractures.

BOTOX can relax the muscles that spasm and cause painful TMD symptoms. It can also calm the muscles responsible for bruxism, minimizing the damage caused by it.

Why Choose Your Dentist to Deliver BOTOX?

When it comes to delivering an injection, there is no better person to do it than your Phoenix dentist. Dr. Hall is experienced in providing comfortable injections daily for dental procedures, and delivering a BOTOX injection is no different.

Your dentist has also extensively studied facial anatomy and completely understands facial musculature and the best areas to deliver BOTOX comfortably. Not to mention the specialized training Dr. Hall has completed specifically for BOTOX injections.

What to Expect When Getting BOTOX Treatment at Uptown Dental & Orthodontics

Depending on your needs and required injections, treatment is quick and typically only takes 20 to 30 minutes. However, it may take a few days for the BOTOX to take effect. Nevertheless, the injections are comfortable, and you shouldn’t experience lingering side effects.

Typically, most patients can enjoy their results for three to four months before they need to update their BOTOX.

If you’d like to learn more about BOTOX and if it’s right for you, reach Uptown Dental & Orthodontics online or call us at (602) 265-6456.