Safe and Effective Cosmetic and Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMD) Treatments
Are you ready to get rid of fine lines and wrinkles? Is the pain in your jaw too much to handle and you want relief? No matter the reason, Herman Family Dentistry may have the perfect solution offering BOTOX® in Vincennes. Dr. Karen Schenk specializes in treating patients with BOTOX® who are looking to improve facial appearance, as well as those suffering from TMD (also called TMJ) or migraines. Whether your need is cosmetic or pain relief, BOTOX® is a safe and effective method of treatment.
What Is BOTOX®?
Botulinum toxin, commonly known as Botox, is very effective and popular among those looking to reduce the affect of aging. Some problem areas Botox is used for include:
- Crow’s feet
- Frown lines
It is also very beneficial and successful in treating patients suffering from TMD including severe headaches.
How Does It Work?
When Botox is injected into specific areas of the face, it prevents muscles from contracting and causing creases in the skin when smiling, laughing, or even yawning.
Its successful treatment of cosmetic problems has made Botox a common service offered by dentists and skincare professionals alike. However, its success in providing relief to those suffering jaw pain, teeth grinding, and debilitating discomfort is becoming more and more popular.
Botox treatment relieves tension in the jaw by preventing muscles from moving in such a way that results in migraines and severe pain.
Patients will begin to see a dramatic difference in how they feel and look in a matter of one or two days. However, it can take up to a week or more to experience the full effects of Botox.
What are the Benefits?
If you are interested in Botox treatment, Dr. Schenk will look at your medical history, current oral and overall health, and examine your mouth to determine if Botox is right for you.
She will explain how the process works and its benefits so you can feel confident in your decision to pursue Botox. Some additional benefits that come with Botox include:
- Relief from jaw tension
- Greatly reduce fine lines around your eyes, nose, lips, and neck
- Relieve discomfort brought on by migraine headaches
- Allows and alternative option for treating patients suffering with migraines who rely on pain medication
- Serves as a non-surgical option to improve facial appearance
Why Should I Get BOTOX® from a Dentist?
You can feel confident that Dr. Karen Schenk received specialized training to administer Botox and can perform the injections safely while making sure your oral health is in no way negatively impacted.
Another benefit is that everything can be done in one appointment. If you’re already coming in for a regular dental cleaning and checkup, let us know you would like to discuss Botox with Dr. Schenk. Rest assure, your comfort and privacy are our top priority. If you’ve been noticing soreness, pain, or any mouth discomfort, give us a call and we’ll schedule you an appointment.