Good news! Now you can visit Dr. Baker for your dental and esthetic needs. Most people have heard of the amazing results of Botox treatment on wrinkles, but did you know that Botox and dermal fillers are now provided for therapeutic and esthetic treatments by dentists? These state of the art techniques have been successfully used in orthodontics, prosthodontics, for TMJ and facial pain, periodontics, dental implants and for restorative and esthetic dentistry.
Skin Rejuvenation in Waverly, TN
BOTOX– Cosmetic dentistry doesn’t only restore your smile, but can also restore your beautiful, healthy skin. The purified human protein botulinum toxin, known commonly as Botox is injected into the facial muscles. But the protein doesn’t actually affect the muscle at all. Botulinum toxin only blocks the transmitters between the motor nerves that stimulate the muscle. There is no loss of sensory feelings in the muscles. The interruption prevents the muscle from contracting. When the muscle stops contracting, the chain reaction that causes wrinkles in the skin will simply stop. The skin around the muscles then begins to smooth out and in approximately three to ten days after treatment, will be completely smooth and wrinkle free. The effects of Botox treatment last about three to four months, at which time you can come back for retreatment.
DERMAL FILLERS– Dr. Baker can also help you address the problems that occur with our skin due to collagen loss as we age. Using dermal fillers such as hyaluronic acid (Juvederm, Restylane) and calcium hydroxylapatite fillers (Radiesse), Dr. Baker can fill in the “laugh lines” and wrinkles that can begin to appear around the lips, mouth and chin. These treatments serve to compliment and highlight your restored teeth and smile.
TMJ and Myofacial Pain Treatment in Waverly, TN
TMJ (Temporomandibular Joint) disorder is a painful dysfunction of the joints that connect the jaw bone to the upper skull. If you haven’t yet been diagnosed with a TMJ disorder, the dentist will evaluate your symptoms and perform a comprehensive examination of the joints and occlusion (bite alignment) before a specific treatment can be ascribed. However, if you have been suffering from a TMJ disorder, BOTOX treatment may be a significant relief from the pain and discomfort associated with the disorder. Botox is injected into the jaw muscles to block the nerve signals that cause uncontrollable muscle movements, essentially relaxing the muscle contractions that cause TMJ pain. Many patients who have received Botox injections to treat TMJ pain have experienced significant improvements in pain, function, the ability to open their mouth and area tenderness to touch. Botox injections only take about 15 minutes and remain effective for approximately two to six months, depending on the severity of your disorder.
Trusted Cosmetic Dentistry Solutions in Waverly, TN
Dr. Baker is an accredited member of the American Academy of Facial Esthetics and utilizes the latest technology and industry best practices among cosmetic dentistry specialists. Whether you are facing the cosmetic effects of skin damage and aging or pain and discomfort from a TMJ disorder, make an appointment with Dr. Baker today to see how you can find needed relief with Botox and Dermal filler injections.