Facial Injections in Surrey, BC
At King George Dental Centre in Surrey, BC, we can provide our patients with Facial injections. Facial Injections are derived from the botulinum toxic that is produced by bacteria called Clostridium botulinum. Sound familiar? That’s because this is the toxin that causes botulism. It can be chemically adjusted then injected as Facial injections for various reasons.
When we mention Facial injections to our patients at King George Dental Centre, their minds automatically think of Facial injections used for cosmetic purposes. In dentistry, however, we can now use it for other reasons to benefit our patients. Our dentists are experienced and have the proper expertise to administer these injections safely.
Facial injections Indications
Many people are unfamiliar with the use of Facial injections in dentistry. By learning how it works, you might find yourself looking for Facial injections in Surrey, BC. Facial injections, or the botulinum toxin, attaches to nerve endings and inhibits their ability to stimulate muscle contractions. This leads to muscle relaxation.
In dentistry, we can use Facial injections in patients with abnormal clenching, temporomandibular disorders, trismus, and those with headaches due to muscle spasms. Relaxing continuously contracted muscles is one of the best ways of treating these conditions.
Facial injections works in other areas of the face to reduce wrinkles through the same mechanism of action. Doctors can use it to relax other muscles of the body likes those of the esophagus too.
Facial injections Precautions
The injections need to be performed by someone who is an expert. Inadvertently injecting Facial injections into the blood can lead to systemic spread of the toxin leading to serious side effects. Rest assured that our dentists have all the training and experience required for safe injections.
Resistance is another side effect. With repeated injections, targeted muscles might stop responding to the Facial injections. It’s one of the body’s mechanisms of resisting drugs and chemicals. When this happens, another chemical with a similar impact will need to be used.
We know how hard it can be to live with temporomandibular disorders or trismus. Facial injections might be the answer to these problems in patients who don’t respond to milder forms of treatment.