At Balcombe Road dental we believe there is more to a smile than just teeth. We care about your oral health and also your facial skin health. We take a holistic approach and examine the dento-facial area. Our Dentist are highly trained under the Australiasian Academy of Dento-facial Aesthetics and are able to offer more options for you such as wrinkle relaxers and other facial rejuvenation procedures. We are committed in looking after your health and also making you feel terrific. We love making teeth look great and healthy but also making your skin healthy and looking fantastic to frame your beautiful smile.
Each consult assessment is done to determine what is best to suit your needs. Treatment plans are formulated and options are given to best suit you. Your dentist will advise and help you through the consultation.
Our Dentist’s philosophy is ‘prevention is always better than cure’ and recommend broad spectrum sunscreen for all patients skin health as the cancer council has stated that 2 in every 3 Australians will be diagnosed with skin cancer by the time they are 70.
Botox is a brand name for a type of medication that has Botulinum Toxin A as an active ingredient, other brands are Dysport and Xeomin. These Medications are sterile, pharmaceutical-grade proteins that target the mechanism involved in muscle contraction. By relaxing the muscles that cause wrinkles and deterioration of skin, the skin has time to regenerate and recuperate. This treatment last several weeks to months depending on the circumstances. Talk to your dentist to see what is the best for treatment for you.
After diagnosis that your bruxism/TMD/Facial pain has a muscle related component, your dentist will go through the options available for treatment and what is the most suitable treatment for you. Muscle relaxants is one option, your dentist will determine the dose of the the medication that is needed depending on the severity. Your dentist will target the muscles of hyperactivity and inject into that specific muscle. This will reduce the muscle to contract thus reducing the tension placed on the tmj and surrounding tissues, also reducing the severity of the teeth grinding. Botox is a minimally invasive and reversible temporary option that can be used as a diagnostic tool to help determine the exact origin of your pain.
Botulinum Toxin A can be use to relax muscles which pull the lip high and show lots of gum. When these muscles are relaxed there is less gum exposed and a more aesthetically pleasing smile.