The Therapeutic and Cosmetic Injectables and Dermal fillers has gained popularity in recent times. As dentists spend maximum time working in patients mouths all day, they know the para oral facial structures better than most.
Patients who suffer from Temporomandibular Disorder/Dysfunction, facial pain, clenching, bruxism are caused by multiple factors. A thorough diagnosis of the disorder is carried out, following which the use of therapeutic injectables or Botox( BTx-A)( Dysport) as it is commonly known, is used to reduce the symptoms and treat these chronic cases. The results are so positive that BTx-A is fast becoming a first line treatment modality.
With Botox, correction of a gummy smile is one of the conservative options for a quick result.
Dermal fillers ( Hyaluronic Acid) help to add volume and enhance certain facial areas, most commonly the lips. Its use is safe and effective as it is derived form a natural protein that is always present in our skin. The results are almost immediate and usually last between 4-6 months.
There are very few side effects, which would be discussed with you in details, most common would be very slight bleeding at the injection site, and occasional bruising or swelling of the area.
For further information on the responsible use of Therapeutic & Cosmetic Injectables or the training our dentists have received in this field, please refer to the AADFA website: www.aadfa.net