BOTOX APPLICATIONS IN DENTISTRY

botoksWHAT IS BOTOX BOTOKS NEDİR?

The botox is the short form of botulinum toxin and a protein extracted from bacteria (Clostridium botulinum).

HOW DOES BOTOX AFFECT?

The botox blocks the nerves of the muscle tissue where applied and inhibits contraction of muscle. It inhibits release of neurotransmitter from the nerve ending. So, the skin texture will be smooth and wrinkle-free on the site of application. This effect maintains for 4-6 months and thereafter botox should be repeated.
WHERE IS BOTOX APPLIED?

Although it is thought to use for smoothing the facial mimic lines for cosmetic purposes, currently the botox is also used for therapeutic purposes in the society of medicine and dentistry.

AREAS OF USE FOR MEDICAL BOTOX

Treatment of disorders such as tic and tremor,
Various spastic disorders,
Prostate,
Migraine,
Excessive perspiration,
Several neurological diseases,
Raynaud’s phenomenon

AREAS OF APPLICATION

Hypertrophy and hyperactivity of masticatory muscles,
Disorders of temporomandibular joint,
Maxillofacial dystonia (muscular movement disorder), and tics,
Muscular spasms,
Asymmetry associated with facial palsy,
Controlling trigeminal neuralgia and myofacial pain
Bruxism (teeth grindings) and relief of associated pain,
Several conditions of salivary gland (hypersalivation, Frey’s Syndrome)
Aesthetically and functionally smoothing mimic muscles around the nose and mouth,
Prevention of recurrence associated with muscle twitching after orthodontic surgeries

IS THE SITE OF BOTOX SWOLLEN?

There may a slight swelling on the site of application after delivering botox. A cold compress with ice on this site will reduce swelling.

HOW LONG DOES THE PROCEDURE TAKE?

The procedure is completed in sessions of 25-20 minutes.

IS BOTOX APPLICATION A PAINFUL PROCEDURE?

Application of topical cream on the site prior toapplication of botox will allow to have a painless procedure.

IS THERE ANY AGE LIMIT FOR BOTOX?

The botox may be applied above 18 years of age for aesthetical purposes when required based on the indications of physician.

DOES BOTOX CAUSE PALSY?

The botox temporarily blocks contraction of muscle where it is injected. It is a common false believe that is causes palsy.

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO SEE THE EFFECTS OF BOTOX?

The effect of botox reaches its peak at week three after the procedure.

WHO MAY APPLY BOTOX?

The botox must be applied by a trained physician specialized in application of botox.

DOES BOTOX HAVE ANY SIDE EFFECTS?

The botox will have no side effects if it is applied by a trained physician specialized in application of botox. A mild redness and edema may develop after the procedure.

IS BOTOX EFFECTIVE FOR EXCESSIVE SWEATING?

Yes, it is effective. The botox may be applied on the site of sweating (e.g., armpit and palm) and the patient would have no complaint of sweating for six months.

IS THERE A FAKE BOTOX?

Cheap botox is available in the market and applied in non-sterile conditions. We recommend you to be careful about it.

DOES BOTOX CAUSE FACIAL SWELLING AND MAKE THE FACE INEXPRESSIVE?

The botox is not a facial filling. Thus, it doesn’t cause swelling of face. It smoothens the mimic lines. Therefore, it doesn’t make your face inexpressive.

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