–Dr. Perry Patel, the dentist from Pismo Beach, CA, recently announced that he has been certified by the American Academy of Facial Esthetics (AAFE) to administer Botox and dermal filler injections. Botox in dentistry is used to correct a wide range of orofacial conditions such as tooth clenching and grinding, tongue tension, temporomandibular joint disorders, commonly referred to as TMJ, and other disorders that involve chewing, the tongue, ability to open and close the jaw and the headaches that accompany these conditions.
Botox injections are a popular solution for cosmetic needs and have gained significant recognition as a solution for migraine headaches. Botox is used in appropriately certified dental offices as part of a comprehensive treatment plan.
The application of Botox in dentistry is increasing and can be an alternative when other treatments have failed. The use of Botox is not new to dentistry or to the treatment of orofacial disorders. A review of Botox therapy in dentistry published in 2015 in the Journal of International Oral Health cites the 1989 report “Botulinum Toxin Injection for the treatment of Oromandibular Dystonia,” as one of the sources for the report. Oromandibular dystonia is characterized by contractions of the face, jaw, or tongue causing difficulty in opening and closing the mouth. In recent years Botox has gained recognition as an effective treatment for TMJ.
Dentists receive rigorous training in head and neck anatomy, oral pathology and dental esthetics. Because dentists can inject in the mouth and routinely inject around the face, they are fully equipped for procedures far riskier than Botox injections. Discussing Botox with patients is important, as many patients don’t know it may be a possibility to alleviate some dental concerns. As with any procedure, proper training and education are required to safely and effectively provide Botox treatments to patients.
Dr. Patel has a professional passion for dental and facial esthetics and performs all injections himself. Along with Botox injections, Dr. Patel is also certified by the AAFE to provide dermal filler injections. Dermal fillers are used to replace the loss of naturally occurring hyaluronic acid and restore facial contours and improve signs of aging.
The American Academy of Facial Esthetics is a professional healthcare organization with the mission to teach the best non-surgical and non-invasive facial injectable techniques to healthcare professionals worldwide. The AAFE is comprised of physicians, dentists, nurses and other healthcare professionals committed to providing the best possible outcomes in areas of facial esthetics and facial pain treatment.
Dr. Perry Patel provides dental care for all needs from children to senior citizens. Services include emergency dental care, check-ups and cleanings, general dentistry and advanced dental care. His office provides Netflix for viewing during appointments and we use nitrous oxide gas, often referred to as laughing gas, as an effective anesthetic during dental treatments.
Dr. Perry Patel
901 N Oak Park Boulevard #103
Pismo Beach, CA 93449
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