Dr. Sisler, an experienced cosmetic dentist, offers Botox Cosmetic to interested patients in our Shippensburg, PA dentist office. Botox Cosmetic is an FDA-approved injectable treatment that is best known for temporarily eliminating the appearance of crows feet and frown lines. Botox can also be used as a therapeutic treatment for patients suffering from TMJ disorders, chronic jaw pain, or tension headaches. Preventative Botox is also available for patients in their early 20’s and 30’s who are looking to prevent the development of expression lines. Learn more abut Botox below.
Botox in Shippensburg, PA
Botox injections can be administered at your next dental appointment, saving you a trip to our office. The injections target specific muscle groups to relax the muscles and improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkle. During your Botox consultation, Dr. Sisler will discuss your goals and determine the appropriate application for optimal results. You will receive several injections in carefully planned spots to alleviate muscle tension that causes facial lines in the first place.
Botox Cosmetic is a simple procedure that requires no anesthesia or sedation. Patients can drive, speak, chew, and continue all of their daily activities immediately following the procedure. A numbing cream may be applied to relieve the initial sting of the injection, which many patients describe as similar to a fly or ant bite. You may notice some redness around the injection sites which will resolve relatively soon after. The full results of your Botox treatment can be seen 2 weeks after your appointment, lasting up to 4 months. Once the results fade, you can always schedule a follow-up appointment for another round of injections.
Botox for TMJ Treatment
Botox can also be used as a therapeutic treatment option for patients suffering from a TMJ disorder. TMJ disorders are often caused by added strain or tension in your facial muscles, specifically the muscles surrounding your jaw. To alleviate painful symptoms of TMJ disorders, Botox can be injected into these muscles to relax them. The injections will relax the jaw muscles enough to ease tension but will not interfere with normal activities such as eating or speaking.
Unsure if you are experiencing TMJ related symptoms? The most common symptoms are tension headaches and jaw pain. However, additional symptoms include worn-down teeth, difficulty chewing, or frequent joint locking. In addition to Botox, Dr. Sisler can offer comprehensive TMJ treatment options to prevent future symptoms from occurring. Most patients witth TMJ disorders can be treated effectively with a TMJ mouth guard, which is a removable guard that helps to keep the teeth and jaw in a healthy resting position. This will also help relieve tension around your muscles and prevent teeth grinding or jaw clenching.
Schedule An Appointment
Whether you want to improve your facial esthetics or relieve your TMJ related symptoms, Dr. Sisler can help you during your next visit to our Shippensburg, PA dentist office. Dr. Sisler is now accepting new patients from Shippensburg and many local communities, including Chambersburg, Waynesboro and Carlisle. Schedule an appointment online to learn more about how Botox can help you achieve your cosmetic or restorative goals.