While Botox® is well known mostly for its success as a quick and easy way to make skin look tighter and more youthful, it can also be quite effective in helping to treat many dental issues such as TMJ, bruxism, migraines, high lip lines, and more! All About Family Dental Care is pleased to offer Cosmetic and Therapeutic Botox treatments to our patients!
Botox® is the trade name for Botulinum Toxin, which is a purified neuromodulator protein injected into muscles as a tool to block the neurotransmission of the nerves to the muscles. Essentially, Botox® relaxes muscles temporarily, which decreases contractions. Results are seen gradually, over 3-7 days following an injection, and the effects of treatment usually last around 3-4 months.
Botox® is often injected into different facial points in order to block nerve signals to specific muscles. In doing so, movement becomes limited, thereby reducing the appearance of lines and wrinkles and creating an overall smoother appearance. Since dentists are highly trained in facial structure and anatomy, and since they know better than anyone what makes a great smile, they are especially well qualified to administer Botox®.
While Botox® can be used for cosmetic reasons, it also has many therapeutic benefits as well. Botox® can be injected in the Temporalis and Masseter muscles in order to reduce grinding and clenching. These are the muscles we use to open and close our jaw, and their overactivity can lead to them becoming overworked. Overworked Temporalis and Masseter muscles can lead to grinding and clenching, which can cause considerable pain and discomfort, as well as wear down the tooth enamel. Botox® can be used to help relax those muscles, making them contract with less force, which will ultimately be less damaging for teeth, as well as reduce the pain associated with grinding and clenching.
If you think you might benefit from Botox® therapy, or you have any questions or concerns about Botox® therapy, or if you would like to set up an appointment for Botox® with our dedicated team of professionals, please call us at (403) 266-4919 and we will be happy to help
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