Many people find it shocking that some 7-8% of dentists are now offering their patients Botox injections. Their critics are skeptical of the idea, but many are finding dentists to be the ideal administrators of these small injections due to their expertise in the facial area and their vast experience in giving daily injections. The more surprising part, many claim, is that it took this long for so many dentists to realize what opportunity exists and that the benefits of Botox extend well beyond the obvious cosmetic benefits. Dr. Ken and Marnie Collins have been providing this treatment option to their Spokane area patients for over ten years.
Dentists are much more experienced and have received more training than many other types of physicians on the areas of the face and mouth and the muscles that make up this region. Think about it. They spend huge portions of their day, every single day, injecting local anesthesia with tiny needles into the faces and mouths of their patients.
Even The American Academy of Facial Esthetics says, “Most dentists are not aware of the substantial benefits that Botox has as an adjunctive therapy in dental and cosmetic treatment. There is a huge misconception and much confusion that Botox therapy is not within the realm of dentist and dentistry; Nothing could be further from the truth”.
The uses of Botox injections are not at all limited to cosmetic. Successful treatments have included the retraining of muscles in orthodontics, patients getting used to new dentures and as a treatment for muscle pain in TMJ disorders. Facial pain is one of the most painful symptoms of TMJ disorders. Botox is essentially a muscle relaxer and has shown great success in reducing the muscle contractions that cause this facial pain in patients suffering from TMD.
Dr. Ken and Marnie Collins use Botox in the office as a treatment option for TMJ disorders and as a cosmetic cure for fine lines and wrinkles. They have advanced certifications for administering Botox and have over ten years experience with this procedure. Call us at 509-368-7788 (Spokane) or 509-228-3998 (Spokane Valley) with any questions or to schedule a consultation. You can also make an appointment online here. Also, check out our Cosmetic Botox page and our TMJ Botox page for more information.
Or office in Spokane is located at:
3151 E. 28th Ave.
Spokane, WA 99223
Office phone # 509-368-7788