Botox And Dermal Fillers In The Dental Office: Why Choose A Dentist As Your Provider?

Do you wish you did not have those expressive wrinkles around your mouth, eyes, and forehead? Do you wish you did not have those sagging corners around your lips or marionette lines around your mouth? With Botox and dermal filler treatments available in our office, we can safely and effectively treat these conditions!

As a dentist, Dr. Gilbert is trained in the oral and maxillofacial areas (chin to forehead) as much, or more than, any other health care professional that is allowed to deliver Botox and dermal fillers. This extensive knowledge and experience allow him to deliver dermal fillers and Botox in a completely painless manner.

Botox was introduced to reduce frown lines between the eyes, but today the cosmetic application has multiple advantages. Although the most common areas treated are the forehead, between the eyes, corners of the eyes and occasionally the corners of the mouth, Botox can also reduce pain and enhance a patient’s smile. Botox blocks the release of neurotransmitters on the motor nerves that govern movement and prevent them from contracting. Therefore, it can be used as a muscle relaxer to reduce chronic facial pain, teeth grinding and as an alternative to surgical treatment of “gummy smiles” (when the patient raises the upper lip too high while smiling, so pink gum tissue shows).

Dermal fillers, which provide an appearance of fullness at the injection site and smooth out fine lines and wrinkles, are mostly used for marionette lines, corners of the mouth, lip augmentation and deeper folds. Treatments can last 9 to 12 months and be enhanced at a cleaning appointment.

These procedures are safe, fast, easy, and virtually painless. They have both a curative and a preventive effect when done by a properly trained dental professional. To learn more about how Dr. Gilbert and our team can help turn that big gummy smile or wrinkles around your mouth into the smile you desire, give our office in Sandy Springs a call!


Posted on : April 12th, 2013

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