Botox injections into salivary glands for the management of excessive drooling using image guidance

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Learn how Botox injections into the salivary glands can help treat your child's excessive drooling.

Key points

  • Botox is injected into salivary glands using ultrasound to guide the needle into the appropriate location.
  • You will be asked to sign a consent form before the procedure.
  • Salivary Botox injections are usually low-risk procedures.
  • Your child will be sedated during the procedure.
  • Be calm and honest, and tell your child what to expect. Children feel less nervous and scared when they are given information about what will happen to them.
  • The procedure should take about one hour.
Last updated: March 31st 2016