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BOTOX: Your Dentist Can Do It!

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BOTOX: Your Dentist Can Do It!

Castlebury Dental | Boise, Meridian, Idaho Dentist

You can't trust just anyone for Botox treatments?

It comes as welcome news to many in the U.S. that nearly any medical professional can administer Botox, depending on state laws.

The use of botulinum toxin, manufactured as a product named Botox, is regulated by The Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA). Botox works by blocking the neurotransmitter acetylcholine from being released into the muscles, relaxing them for an extended period of time.

So far, the most popular use of Botox in Meridian has been to prevent wrinkles by paralyzing the underlying muscles of the face, but this miracle injection has other uses as well. Meridian Dentists are emerging as the go-to experts; like Castlebury Dental in Eagle.

Most adverse reactions to Botox happen due to untrained practitioners who are unfamiliar with facial musculature. Dentistare medical doctors with extensive training in facial anatomy. Over a decade ago, a dentist named Dr. Howard Katz, DDS brought Botox mainstream; with so much research dedicated by Dr. Katz and those who came after him in this field, it stands to reason that a Meridian dentist would be your best choice for this procedure.

Why choose Botox?

Besides wrinkle prevention, Botox in Meridian treats a wide range of other conditions, including crossed eyes, bruxism (grinding of the teeth), neuropathic pain, allergic rhinitis, and neck and vocal chord spasms. But did you know it can also alleviate chronic migraines?

Chronic migraines are recognized as intense, debilitating headaches that occur more than 14 days per month, and are usually accompanied by throbbing, sensitivity to stimuli, and queasiness. These symptoms can interfere with your day to day life, making it difficult to find joy in things you once loved.

The treatment of chronic migraines with botulinum toxin was finally approved by the FDA In 2010, so now those who suffer from these headaches have an option other than using the usual, ineffective medications. The way the procedure works is over the course of about 12 weeks, you will receive around 31 injections into seven spots around your head. The effects are not permanent, but can last up to three months, after which Botox can be re-administered if you so desire.

 Schedule your Botox appointment, call us at (208) 855-0080.  

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The content on this blog is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of qualified health providers with questions you may have regarding medical conditions.

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