Botox® at the dental office: Soften and prevent expression lines, ease TMJ pain, and much more!

At Jepsen, Murphy and Associates Dental, we are dedicated to quality, comprehensive, and kind care for the entire family. All of our patients in this slice of the Colorado Rockies – Westminster, Northglenn, Arvada, Boulder, Thornton, and beyond deserve to feel, look, and “be” their healthy best. In turn, our associates have invested considerably in the latest, safest, and greatest onsite capabilities that modern dentistry offers. These capabilities include cosmetic services like Botox®. 

Botox® at the dentist’s office 

Dr Murphy applies her considerable training and experience with oral and maxillofacial anatomy and function to precisely administer Botox®. This injectable treatment is specially formulated with a prescriptive medication designed to intervene with the process that causes expression lines. By relaxing targeted facial muscles, we can also ease the symptoms of temporomandibular joint disorders. TMJDs are characterized by a range of often disruptive or debilitating symptoms, such as chronic headaches and migraines, jaw and facial pain, and jaw locking and stiffness. So, Botox® may be an appropriate treatment to temporarily resolve cosmetic concerns, like wrinkles, as well as oral conditions that can adversely affect the healthy function and the quality of our patients’ lives. 

Your comfort, safety, and satisfaction are our priority!

The team at Jepsen, Murphy, and Associates Dental is a natural choice to precisely administer Botox®. Our associates are trained to inject this cosmetic treatment into just the right points and in just the right amounts to get the aesthetic results you desire and the relief from painful symptoms you deserve. We assure you that only specific muscles are treated and affected by Botox®. It can be completed as a “lunchtime” treatment in one convenient visit to our office in Westminster. Botox® is tolerated well by most of our patients. Tenderness, bruising, swelling, and redness are typically temporary and limited to the injection sites. Our team discusses options to support utmost comfort during treatment before your appointment. 

 Options for every smile 

Botox® is precisely applied to the muscles that create frown lines on the forehead and between the eyebrows, crow’s feet around the eyes, and other expression lines. These wrinkles can detract from your other fabulous features, such as a beautiful, healthy smile! Botox® works by relaxing these muscles. A relaxed muscle cannot contract and produce the expression that ultimately leads to “static” lines that are always present even when your face is at rest. We can even use Botox® as a “prejuvenation” treatment to soften dynamic expression lines before they become permanent fixtures on your face. The same principle behind Botox® as an “anti-wrinkle treatment” may be applied to resolve the symptoms of TMJDs. Botox® is designed to block the messages from the brain that tell your muscles to engage. The treated tissues remain relaxed, which eases radiating pain and debilitating functional problems. 

Since we are so adept at targeting facial muscles, Botox® does not result in a “frozen” or unnatural-looking face. Only targeted muscles are affected. You can still smile and squint normally and naturally with the many muscles outside the treatment area. 

Schedule your consultation today!

While Botox® is a well-established, clinically proven effective, and safe treatment, it is not a permanent “fix.” The effects of Botox® last for several months; however, to maintain your refreshed appearance and healthy function and comfort, we will discuss maintenance injections. Call Jepsen, Murphy and Associates at (303) 800-6884 with questions or to book your visit. You may also request an appointment at this website’s “schedule now” tab. During your consultation, we are happy to discuss alternatives to Botox® treatment as well, including another injectable to boost youthful contours and soften wrinkles: Juvéderm®.