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The Benefits Of Botox In Edmonton

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Did you know that dentists in Edmonton, Alberta are now eligible for a certification in administering Botox? This might strike you as being strange, however, when you understand the full scope of what Botox has to offer, Botox in dental offices actually makes a LOT of sense.

First of all, there’s more to Botox than most people know. When people think Botox, they think of it as a way to fill fine lines and wrinkles – a way of looking younger. While this is true, and while the cosmetic application of Botox is what it’s best known for, it has medical applications that can actually improve people’s health and well-being too.

Secondly, when it comes to giving injections, particularly in the head and neck region, who better to do it than dentists? Dentists should be the most practiced doctors out there, plus, they have an intimate knowledge of important head and neck anatomy, so they know precisely how to target specific muscles.

More and more people in the dental industry, including general dentists, oral surgeons, and orthodontists, are administering Botox to their patients to help relieve muscle tension in the head and neck region. Botox is a neuromodulator, and acts by blocking signals from the nerves to the muscles. The injected muscles are unable to contract, and therefore relax and soften. This has been an effective treatment for people who severely clench/grind their teeth or have TMD (temporomandibular joint dysfunction). It can even be used to treat people who suffer from migraines.

So whether you’re suffering from a sore jaw or crow’s feet around your eyes, Botox can help with both. We are slowly introducing this service into our downtown Edmonton practice, so if you have any questions or interest in Botox, we’d be more than happy to chat with you!

Dr. Jaimee Buchkowsky

Introducing OraVerse®

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When new dental products come onto the market, dentists are usually the only ones who get really excited about them. However, this new product might get our patients more excited than us!

Show of hands: Who enjoys the feeling of being frozen? Let’s be honest, being frozen is the worst. You can’t eat. You can’t speak without slurring. You drool. It’s embarrassing, and there’s always the potential of biting your lip or tongue, causing injury. Or what about the important work presentation you have at 1:00 p.m., and you’re just hoping your freezing has come out by then. Most people can’t wait for their dental freezing to come out. So what if I told you we could shorten the time by half! OraVerse® claims to do just that.

OraVerse® is an anaesthesia reversal drug that has actually been used in the U.S. for a number of years, and is now slowly making its way up to Canada. It is administered the same way anaesthetic is. Once your dental procedure is complete, your dentist injects the reversal agent into the same area where the anaesthetic was placed (the good news is that you shouldn’t feel this injection, since you should still be frozen in that area). Clinical trials have shown that patients who received OraVerse® regained normal sensation and function twice as fast (or even faster) as those without it. There are very few possible side effects – the most common negative side effect was having a bit more soreness around the injection site due to the additional injection. Patients should know that no dental plan will cover this procedure, so there is a small fee that patients would have to pay for themselves, but there’s no question that some things are just worth it!

So my question is “Does this sound like something you’d be interested in?”

Dr. Jaimee Buchkowsky

Introducing Invisalign!

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Enjoy straighter teeth and a better smile every day with Invisalign.

ThirtyTwo Dental is so excited to introduce Invisalign to our office! Many people are now familiar with the name Invisalign, as this popular technology has been around since 1999. What you may not know is exactly what it is or how it works.

Basically, Invisalign is a modern approach to move and straighten teeth. Instead of metal brackets and wires (that traditional braces use), Invisalign uses a series of clear plastic aligners to gradually and gently move your teeth into position.

Invisalign has been praised as a welcome alternative to braces for many reasons:

  • It’s nearly invisible. It is only when a person looks very closely that they be able to tell you’re even wearing it.
  • It’s comfortable to wear. The smooth clear plastic conforms to the shape of your teeth, so adjusting to the aligners is easy.
  • It’s removable. You can take it out when you’re eating or cleaning your teeth. This means you don’t have to avoid eating certain foods, and you can brush and floss normally. Anyone who has ever worn conventional braces can tell you how much food gets stuck around them and what a pain they are to clean.

Invisalign can be used on teens, but it can also be a great option for adults who don’t want to go through the pain and embarrassment of wearing braces, but who have always wanted straighter teeth. Many adults think it’s too late for them to go through the whole process, but the average Invisalign treatment only takes 1 year, and really that’s not that much time to devote to getting that smile you’ve always wanted. Invisalign, however, cannot treat everyone because some cases may be too complex or require additional services to achieve the desired outcome. An Invisalign consult must be done to determine whether or not you’re a suitable candidate.

Check out the official Invisalign website for more in-depth information and call our office 780-428-2331 to book an Invisalign consult today!

We are thrilled to be able to offer this new service to our patients, because we know how important a beautiful smile is.

Dr. Jaimee Buchkowsky