Total Smile Care | BOTOX in Rancho Palos Verdes

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Giri Palani, D.D.S.

 

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BOTOX in Dentistry

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Dr. Palani is one of the few dentists in California to be certified in the use of BOTOX as an adjunct to dental treatment.

Benefits of Dentox

The most common benefit of Dentox (BOTOX® therapy for Dentistry) is the reduction in the number of clenching events and their intensity. This will reduce the destruction of your teeth, gums and jaw joint and reduce the discomfort and pain in your face and chewing muscles. A beneficial side-effect is the smoothing of lines between the brows and in the forehead because the muscles are unable to contract, BOTOX® therapy may actually prevent new wrinkles from forming. Other benefits are that only the injected areas are affected and results are often seen within 24 - 48 hours.

Another possible benefit is that the botulinum toxin does not stay in the body indefinitely, so if there is an adverse effect, or a mistake made, it is only temporary. There is also the likely possibility that with frequent treatments, the injected muscles will atrophy allowing the patient to go longer and longer between treatments

What can I expect at the initial consultation?

At the initial consultation your doctor will first determine if you are an appropriate candidate for BOTOX® therapy and if indeed it is the best treatment for the results you desire.

You should also discuss your medical history with Dr. Palani. They will assess if you are allergic or hypersensitive to any ingredient in BOTOX® therapy. Furthermore, it is imperative that you disclose ail medications, vitamins, herbs, and supplements you currently take. These substances could hinder or intensify the potency of the Dentox (BOTOX® therapy for Dentistry) or cause bleeding and bruising at the injection sites.

Botox® Injection - The Procedure

BOTOX® therapy is a simple, non-surgical procedure. The doctor will have you contract the muscle area to be treated so he/she can determine appropriate injection sites. Then targeted injected areas may be numbed with an ice pack or a topical numbing agent. Anesthesia may or may not be used. Finally, the doctor will administer several tiny injections of BOTOX® therapy directly into the muscle. Only the injected areas will be "paralyzed." It will not affect anywhere else in your body.