Botox, short for botulinum toxin, is a neurotoxin produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. It is commonly used for cosmetic purposes to reduce facial wrinkles and fine lines. Botox can be employed in dentistry as a therapeutic treatment to address issues like temporomandibular joint disorders, facial pain, and gummy smiles.
- Relieving Jaw Pain: If you suffer from jaw pain or have been diagnosed with temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders, Botox can help. By injecting Botox into the affected muscles, we can relax them and reduce the pain and discomfort you experience.
- Managing Teeth Grinding: Do you grind your teeth or clench your jaw, especially during sleep? This condition, called bruxism, can cause dental problems. Botox injections can be used to weaken the muscles responsible for grinding, which can lessen the intensity of teeth grinding and protect your teeth.
- Enhancing Your Smile: Some people have a "gummy smile," where their gums show more than they'd like when they smile. We can use Botox to relax the muscles that lift your upper lip, reducing the amount of gum visible and giving you a more balanced and attractive smile.
- Relieving Facial Pain and Headaches: If you experience chronic facial pain or suffer from migraines, Botox can help manage these conditions. By targeting specific trigger points or muscles, we can provide relief from facial pain and reduce the frequency and severity of migraines.
- Wrinkle reduction! While there are a lot of therapeutic effects of Botox treatment, we are happy to offer cosmetic treatments as well to deliver natural results.