Dental BOTOX Injections in Leesburg, VA for TMD / TMJ

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Dental BOTOX Injections for TMD / TMJ

Dental Botox is growing in popularity and is rapidly generating attention as a beneficial dental application. Botox therapy is now available at Lansdowne Dental Care, 19465 Deerfield Ave., #406, Leesburg, VA., 20176. Doctors Tracey Nguyen and Steven Frames are now one of the first dental practices in the area to offer this unique treatment. We will initially consult with you regarding the distinctive benefits of the therapy to address your intentions and your expectations. Simply Call (703) 723-7810 today to schedule your consultation and evaluation.

What Exactly is Botox?

Botox is a natural protein that has been approved by the FDA for medicinal use. To be more specific, Botox is a bacterium called botulinum toxin type A. This toxic will block nerve activity around the muscles of the injection site. Safety and simplicity are the signature benefits of its design and application. Some problems and issues that are addressed with Botox treatments include overactive bladders and chronic migraine headaches that have been treated and even prevented with the treatment of Botox. It has been successfully used to treat muscle spasms in the neck, in the hands and the arms. It has even helped control severe sweating of the underarms. It has been used often to treat some certain conditions of the eye muscles. You can achieve these and more with Botox injections.

Facial Changes

Repeated muscle contractions associated with our squinting and frowning over the years as we age naturally changes our faces. With aging the muscles move closer to the surface as our skin loses its volume. Our skin then continues to experience more wear and tear as these muscle contractions move closer to the surface. These changes can result in discomfort, headaches, and other facial problems because of aging. Botox therapy treatment will address these changes. The Botox treatment is an elective process that is completely painless and will help with those muscles that may be generating medical and uncomfortable side-affects.

The Botox Process

The treatment is done in the office, is quick and minimally invasive. The treatment is as simple as the gentle injection of an incredibly low dose of the natural protein into the muscles we have identified. These might be the muscles around your brows and eyes or the frown lines in your forehead. We can be totally selective as a team in determining which and where to administer the injections. Each specific injection will then block the nerve impulses to the selected muscles reducing the amount of movement in those muscles. The amount of Botox applied will vary depending on your age and the severity of the problem. The discomfort is quite minimal and there might be some initial redness around the injection site that will disappear shortly. On a rare occasion there can be some very minor bruising. There are no issues with you returning to all normal activities immediately since there is no downtime after the treatment.

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The Results of the Botox Treatment

You should begin to see results of the injections in 5 to 7 days.  As the treated muscles begin to relax so does the skin over those same muscles. When the treatment is for TMJ it will relieve jaw tension. The treatments will eliminate the headaches from teeth grinding and even severe stress. It will also minimize lock jaw. Once again, there is no discomfort and no numbness in the areas treated. The improvements will be seen after that first week and in around 90% of treated patients. Depending on your personal body chemistry and the severity of the muscles treated the improvements can last up to three or four months. When the pain or discomfort begin to reappear the Botox Therapy will be simply reapplied if desired. Like any medical treatment each patient will respond differently. This includes side effects which might mean that the Botox treatment may not be for you. Usually any negative side effects are the result of an allergic reaction. In some exceedingly rare instances, a patient has had trouble swallowing, breathing, or have noticed that their voice sounded hoarse. A very few even experienced some random vision problems. If by chance you encounter any negative side effects after your treatment, you should consult a physician immediately. We also strongly discourage any attempt to double up treatments. If you are receiving this elective treatment from the office of Lansdowne Dental Care do not go out and request the same treatment from another provider. This attempt will not only jeopardize the specific control we have of the treatment but damage the effectiveness and put you in harm’s way.

The Benefits of Botox

Each patient usually suggests their own medical goals which will be addressed at our initial consultation.  As mentioned before, the expected benefits and results will vary from patient to patient based on their age, skin care and even their lifestyles. The first step is to call (703) 723-7810 and schedule a consultation with Dr. Tracey Nguyen or Dr. Steven Frames at Lansdowne Dental Care, 19465 Deerfield Ave., #406, Leesburg, VA 20176, to address any potential benefits for yourself. You will also want to address the costs associated with Botox therapy. Depending on the specific goals your insurance may not cover the procedure. If there indeed identifiable medical benefits, such as TMJ pain or headaches from teeth grinding, there may be coverage available.  Not only do we want to see you take care of your teeth, your gums, and your smile, we also want to help you in feeling the best about yourself.

Dr. Tracey Nguyen DDS FAGD AAACD

Meet Dr. Tracey Nguyen

Dr. Tracey Nguyen received her Doctor of Dental Surgery, Magna cum laude, at Virginia Commonwealth University Medical College of Virginia. Dr. Nguyen is trained in all phases of implant dentistry, and has received extensive training in cosmetic dentistry. She is also a manuscript/review editor for the Academy of General Dentistry.

We are located in Leesburg, VA but proudly serve Lansdowne, Reston, Broadlands, Ashburn, Sterling, and all neighboring communities.