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Botox and Dermal Fillers – Chicago, IL

Jaw Pain? We Can Give You Relief

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Did you know that nearly 1 million Americans get Botox injections per year? Although many of these patients are seeking to improve their appearance and self-confidence, it is estimated that 53 percent of them undergo this treatment to promote their health. We’re proud to offer this treatment, along with other dermal fillers, to our patients and help them achieve better overall well-being.

Other than facial plastic surgeons or ear, nose, and throat specialists, our highly trained dental team of specialists have the foremost knowledge of facial aesthetics and anatomy, diagnostic ability, and injection technique. At Chicago Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics, we have the necessary skills and expertise to produce the results patients are looking for.

What Do Botox and Dermal Fillers Do?

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Botulinum toxin, or Botox for short, and other similar dermal fillers are used to relax overactive facial muscles. As a result, many patients take advantage of these treatments to take care of visible wrinkles in the skin around the mouth, eyes, or forehead. When administered in the right locations, these chemicals can do more than just reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles; they can also ease tension in the jaw muscles.

Your jaw muscles are designed to contract—that’s what allows you to chew your food, after all! However, when these muscles stay clenched or cause you to grind your teeth, especially while the patient is asleep, it can lead to excessive enamel wear, persistent jaw pain and soreness, and other unpleasant and potentially harmful symptoms. Botox and dermal fillers force these muscles to relax, alleviating pain and saving the patient’s smile.

Who Is a Good Candidate for Dermal Fillers or Botox?

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Even though many of our patients are children, this service is only offered to adult patients. Often, the patients who benefit from Botox start out bringing their child into our office, find out that this specialized treatment is available with Dr. Benjamin and Dr. Welke, and end up becoming patients here at Chicago Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics too.

Although Botox and other dermal fillers are most popularly used for cosmetic purposes for the skin, our team focuses on their pain-relieving effects. Basically, adults who suffer from jaw pain, consistent headaches, overly defined jaw muscles, or a temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder or who grind or clench their teeth can benefit from having Botox or other dermal filler injections. If you experience any of these symptoms, this treatment may offer exactly what you need! Contact our team to schedule your consultation today!