If you’re looking for a qualified cosmetic dentist in Macon, GA, look no further than Dr. Patel at Providence Dental Spa! She has recently earned her certification in Botulinum Toxin Hands-On Training and Dermal Filler Hands-On Training from AAFE (American Academy of Facial Esthetics). Botox helps relax tense jaw muscles and alleviate pain in patients suffering from TMJ disorder symptoms. It can last up to 3 months. If you’re considering this treatment, consult with Dr. Patel first!

During her studies, Dr. Patel quickly learned to recognize and diagnose TMJ pain in patients. She also received comprehensive training for patient examination and evaluation, including a one-minute maxillofacial neurological exam and a one-minute otic exam. She learned to provide a thorough head and neck muscle examination. Some additional tools she received include the following:

  • Patient assessment and consultation for botulinum toxin
  • Indications and contraindications for botulinum toxin
  • Comprehensive instruction in the relevant anatomy, neurophysiology, musculature, and circulatory system of the oral and maxillofacial areas
  • Patient evaluation for the best dental and facial esthetic and therapeutic results
  • Sterile techniques for the use of injectable pharmacologic agents
  • Review safety and risk issues for botulinum toxin injectable therapy
  • In-depth education on the physiology and pharmacology of oral and maxillofacial injectable treatment
  • Learn how to integrate botulinum neurotoxin into therapeutic and esthetic treatment plans                                       
  • Botulinum toxin treatment for bruxism to relieve TMJ syndrome
  • Best practices to avoid, manage, and treat possible adverse reactions and complications

She will be able to assess your case and determine if Botox is the proper treatment for you. Learn more about our cosmetic dentistry services at Providence Dental Spa today!