Botox® & Dermal Fillers

Relief from TMJ Pain and Discomfort: How Botox® Can Help

Botox® and JUVÉDERM® have become household names, and the number of people seeking cosmetic improvements continues to rise. We witness the popularity of these products firsthand, as Dr. Brian Carpenter and Dr.  Joseph Merritt offer treatment with Botox® and dermal fillers for medical and cosmetic purposes at our Cumming dental practice.

We have successfully used Botox® to treat temporomandibular joint disorders, as well as chronic headaches. We also offer Botox® treatment to those who seek it purely for cosmetic reasons, such as temporarily eliminating wrinkles in the forehead and crow’s feet areas.

Dentists & Noninvasive Facial Cosmetic Procedures

You might be asking yourself: Is a dentist the right medical professional to administer Botox® and dermal filler injections?

The answer is YES. You should feel completely comfortable receiving these treatments from our dental professionals at our Cuming GA dental office.

Dentists are taught how to administer anesthesia. They give dozens of injections to patients each week when administering anesthetics prior to filling cavities, preparing teeth for crowns, or placing dental implants. When it comes to giving injections, our patients frequently use two words to describe his process: slow and kind.

When you think about it, you would be hard pressed to identify many medical professionals with the same level of knowledge in head and neck anatomy who give more injections daily than a dentist. This makes dentists well-suited for these cosmetic treatments.

In addition to taking courses in head and neck anatomy while in school, dentists also receive extensive training in aesthetics for teeth, and they learn about Leonardo da Vinci’s Principle of Golden Proportions.

Dentistry is more than a science - it also is an art. Dentists are skilled at artfully creating the smile you’ve always wanted.

For that reason, offering Botox® and dermal fillers has become a natural offshoot for dentists who have patients with goals of improving facial aesthetics

Prevelle Silk®, JUVÉDERM®

Forsyth Dental Partners uses these brands of dermal fillers for reducing the appearance of those tiny vertical lines that tend to appear around the mouths of people who smoke or purse their lips frequently. These fillers also are ideal for reducing the deep lines that form in the nasolabial folds as we age, and for reducing wrinkles in the corners of the mouth known as lip commissures.

Lip commissures tend to sink in elderly people. If they wear dentures or have worn teeth, those corners tend to stay damp, redden, and become inflamed. Plumping those areas with a dermal filler raises them and eliminates those uncomfortable and even embarrassing problems.