Using Botox as a dental treatment is nothing to frown about.
Since it was introduced over 21 years ago, Botox is now the most commonly used cosmetic procedure in North America, with over 6 million produces performed every year.
While Botox is most notably known to offer plenty of cosmetic benefits, it also offers some benefits as a treatment that aren’t just skin deep.
As dental therapy treatment, Botox can be used to help patients who suffer from on-going facial and jaw pain that can be caused from chronic migraines, tension headaches, or jaw tension related to TMJ disorder (temporomandibular joint disorder) or bruxism.
Here are some of the ways that Botox can be used as a dental treatment.
- Slim the jawline
- Relieve jaw and facial pain
- Reduce damage to your teeth from clenching and grinding
- Reduce high lip lines
- Reduce stress placed on new dental implants
- Reduce muscle spasms that are associated with TMJ
So how does a Botox treatment work? Botox treatments work like a muscle relaxer, where the Botox is injected into certain muscles in the head or neck area, which can help reduce the intensity of muscle contractions that contribute to facial pain and provide significant relief. It usually takes anywhere from two to ten days to notice results. These treatments only take a few minutes and are typically given at half the dosage used for facial wrinkle smoothing treatments. Learn more about Botox Dental Therapy.
If you would like to learn more about how a Botox treatment might benefit you, or determine whether you’re a good candidate for this treatment, please schedule a pre-consultation with us. We’re happy to answer any questions you may have. While the treatments are very safe, our dentists will discuss your goals for the treatment during your appointment, discuss any possible risks or side effects and go over your dental and health history.