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Why You Should See an Oral Surgeon for Botox


Botox is an FDA-approved injectable treatment that is commonly used to improve facial aesthetics, leaving you with smoother, more youthful looking skin. This purified protein is a form of botulinum toxin A. You most likely hear about having Botox injections done at a medical spa. While you can go to a medspa for Botox injections, it is much better to have these types of injections done by an oral surgeon. DFW Oral Surgeons can help.

What Can Botox Treat?


Botox can be used to treat a variety of different cosmetic issues. It can also be used to treat certain medical issues as well. Common uses for Botox include
•  Forehead lines.
•  Lines around the eyes.
•  Lines around, as well as a line on your lips.
•  Chronic migraines.
•  Excessive sweating, also called hyperhidrosis.
•  Muscle spasms.
•  Bruxism and TMJ disorder.

How Does Botox Work?


Botox is an injectable treatment. It is injected directly into your skin. The needle is injected to target specific areas of the face or body. Once in the skin, the Botox liquid works to block the nerves that cause specific muscles to contract. Because of this, the muscles that form lines and wrinkles, or the muscles that tense to cause you to grind and clench, are prevented from contracting. When it comes to treating cosmetic issues, lines and wrinkles can smooth out, their appearance reduced or eliminated. When Botox is used to treat bruxism and TMJ disorder, the inability of the muscles to contract helps to alleviate the symptoms of these issues, improving your quality of life.

Benefits of Going to an Oral Surgeon for Botox


So, if you can get Botox injections at a medspa, why would you ever consider going to an oral surgeon for the procedure. There are several benefits associated with having an oral surgeon perform Botox injections. These benefits include
•  Extensive training. We receive extensive training on the different components of your face and mouth, including the teeth, bones, joints, soft tissues, and muscles. We also receive extensive training in the use of Botox.
•  A better understanding of Botox effects. With all of our training, and our extensive knowledge of the face and mouth, we have a much better understanding of the effects Botox can have on the face and muscles.
•  Providing you with greater comfort. We understand that not everyone is a big fan of needles. Even if you want to improve your facial appearance or eliminate issues like bruxism with Botox, you may not like the idea of having the procedure done with a needle. This can cause you to become tense or unable to sit still, which can then affect our ability to perform the procedure. As oral surgeons, we have plenty of tools that can help to make the process easier and more comfortable. One way we can do this with nitrous oxide. This is a form of mild sedation that helps to take the edge off so you can relax more easily. We can also use a topical cream such as EMLA to numb the skin before your treatment.


Botox can be an effective treatment for issues like fine lines and wrinkles as well as for issues like bruxism and TMJ disorder. Having the injections done by an oral surgeon helps to ensure that Botox is both safe and effective. For more information, and to schedule your consultation, call DFW Oral Surgeons at (972) 539-1491 today.
Dr. Shillingburg and the amazing team at DFW Oral Surgeons are proud to provide exceptional care, including wisdom teeth removal, dental implants, and many other services to residents in and around Argyle, Bartonville, Highland Village, Lantana, Double Oak, South Denton, Denton County, and surrounding areas. Not only has Dr. Shillingburg won best Oral Surgeon of Denton County in 2017 and 2018. He has over 10 years of experience treating patients in his state-of-the-art outpatient surgery center in Flower Mound, TX.

John C. Shillingburg, DDS

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Dr. John Shillingburg is proud to be a native Texan. After graduating from Texas A&M with a bachelor's degree in Biomedical Science and from the University of Texas Dental School in San Antonio with a doctorate degree in dental science, Dr. Shillingburg completed a general dentistry residency at Fort Carson in Colorado. Read more.

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