While Botox® helps show off your healthy, white teeth by reducing facial wrinkles for a more youthful look, these injections also help relieve migraines and the pain associated with the TMJ, or temporomandibular joint. At Perfect Smile Tulsa, Dr. Mark Davis is certified in the use of Botox, helping patients in Tulsa, Oklahoma, take years off their appearance as well as find relief from chronic pain. To find out more about the wide-ranging benefits of Botox, call or book an appointment online.
Botox first burst onto the cosmetic scene in 2002 when it gained Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for temporarily reducing certain facial wrinkles, mainly around the eyes. Recently, the FDA approved its use for forehead wrinkles too. In 2010, the FDA paved the way for the use of Botox in treating chronic migraines.
Botox is a neurotoxin called botulinum toxin type A, which stops your muscles from contracting. Used for cosmetic purposes, Botox temporarily disables the muscles around your forehead and eyes that create your deep lines and wrinkles.
For migraines, Botox is a preventive tool that blocks the chemical signals to your brain that cause migraine pain.
At Perfect Smile Tulsa, Dr. Davis uses Botox for the following.
You’ve worked hard to ensure your teeth are straight, healthy, and white, giving you a healthy, vibrant, and more youthful appearance. To round out the effect, Dr. Davis can reduce certain deep lines and wrinkles around your eyes and forehead through Botox injections.
Your TMJ, or temporomandibular joint, is the small hinge on either side of your jaw. Every time you eat, talk, or use your mouth in any way, this joint is hard at work.
A TMJ disorder is when one or both of these joints causes pain, which may be constant and radiate toward your ears. Using Botox, the doctors at Perfect Smile Tulsa provide relief from this aching pain.
If you suffer from chronic migraines, studies have shown that Botox helps reduce their frequency, sometimes appreciably. If you’ve tried everything, Botox may provide an excellent preventive solution that helps keep migraines at bay.
Once the doctors inject Botox into the targeted area, the cosmetic effects are almost immediate. You’ll likely notice a difference right away, with full results after 24-48 hours for deeper lines. These results typically last four months.
To learn more about the many uses of Botox, call Perfect Smile Tulsa, or use the online booking tool to schedule a consultation.
*Individual results may vary
Check out Dr. Davis's article in Tulsa Lifestyle on A Modern Day Foundation of Youth