Your smile can significantly improve or detract from your appearance. With a beautiful smile, patients feel confident in their look and can enjoy the positive self-esteem that comes with it. Additionally, patients are also aware of the development of fine lines and wrinkles as they age, and may find that even with an attractive smile, there are cosmetic imperfections they would like to address. In a situation like this, the team at Walnut Creek Laser Dentistry in Walnut Creek, CA encourages patients to contact Dr. Stephen P. Eriksen to determine if they are a viable candidate for Botox and dermal filler injections.

What is the purpose of Botox?

Botox has three purposes when it comes to the injections provided by our dental team:

  • Treatment for chronic headaches and migraines – patients who deal with chronic headaches and migraines will find that these tension headaches are difficult to control with over-the-counter pain medications or prescription drugs from their primary care physician. An extra step to deter these problems is injections of Botox. Botox is a medication that can relax muscles, therefore eliminating constant tension headaches.
  • TMJ/TMD – the temporomandibular joint is the jaw joint that opens and closes the mouth. Some patients experience dysfunction of this joint, including the surrounding muscles and tendons, which can result in pain and discomfort. Botox injected into these muscles can reduce the tension that causes discomfort and help patients feel at ease, eliminating TMD symptoms.
  • Facial aesthetics – Botox is also used to reduce the muscle contractions of the face that can cause the formation of dynamic wrinkles and folds. When injected by a professional, patients can turn back time. In addition to Botox, smile lines and nasolabial folds can also be addressed with the use of dermal fillers, also provided by Dr. Stephen P. Eriksen.

Learn more about Botox and dermal fillers with Walnut Creek, CA dentist

Dr. Stephen P. Eriksen is excited to offer injectables for improving the appearance of the smile while working as an effective therapy for patients who suffer from chronic migraines and headaches. If you want to discuss injectables with our team, call us today at (925) 962-2120 and request an appointment with our dentist at 2021 Ygnacio Valley Road, Suite #A2.