Botox and Dermal Fillers

Botox and Dermal Fillers

Modern dentistry has several treatment options to relieve pain and enhance smiles.  The use of BOTOX® and dermal fillers have therapeutic qualities that also rejuvenate the appearance of your smile. With training in the dynamics of oral and maxillofacial health, Dr. Molly Moreland has the expertise to effectively administer Botox and dermal fillers.

Relief from temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ) and headaches, as well as the restoration of fullness and balance to smiles are provided by Advanced Dentistry of Iowa City. Dr. Molly’s passion for dental care that makes you feel and look better is why people have trusted her with their health for over thirty years. 

Botox Relieves TMD Pain and Headaches  

Botox injections block pain caused by temporomandibular joint disorder. TMD results when the temporalis, frontalis, and masseter muscles are overactive and engage involuntarily. This may be caused by stress, teeth clenching or grinding, or trauma. The inflammation of TMD can cause pain throughout the jaw, neck, shoulders, and ear areas. 

Botox injected into the trigger points in the muscles provides immediate relief for those with TMD. By relaxing orofacial muscles, TMD pain is alleviated for up to three months. 

Muscles spasms also account for headaches and migraines. Suspending muscles from overactivity is an effective way to avoid migraines and headaches. Depending on your symptoms, Dr. Moreland may recommend injections in the forehead, temples, back and sides of the neck, upper shoulder, or back of the head.   

Botox for a More Youthful Appearance

In conjunction with the therapeutic use of Botox, it can also relax facial muscles surrounding the mouth, forehead, eyes, and brow area. When muscles tighten, the skin folds, leading to permanent creases in the face. Botox injections prevent the muscles from contracting and the skin from wrinkling. This stops wrinkles from forming and, over time, diminishes existing wrinkles. Your skin will appear smoother and more youthful.

Rejuvenate Your Face with Dermal Fillers

Dermal fillers consist of hyaluronic acid gel that bolsters healthy fat and collagen to give you a fuller and more youthful appearance. They restore the subcutaneous fat which can be lost through trauma or the natural aging process. Dermal fillers restore symmetry to lips, making them fuller, and they soften facial creases and enhance shallow contours in the face. When volume and balance are restored to the face, your smile has a more natural and youthful appearance. There is no recovery time needed with this treatment.  

Pain Relief and Cosmetic Enhancement with Dr. Molly Moreland

Contact Advanced Dentistry of Iowa City to learn more about dermal fillers and BOTOX® treatments. Dr. Molly Moreland offers expert and gentle care that benefits your smile, face, and overall health. She enjoys seeing how dermal fillers and Botox treatments help her patients both look and feel better.


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