While Botox is best known for its cosmetic purposes, specifically smoothing facial wrinkles, did you know that the formulation was originally intended as a muscle relaxer for medical purposes? In fact, when administered in smaller dosages, it has clinical applications to treat teeth grinding, chronic TMJ and facial pain. For nearly 20 years, Smileboston Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry has been an industry leader in patient comfort and dental technology. Here, we’ll explain what you need to know about dental Botox and how it can help you.
What Is Dental Botox?
When Botox is injected into muscles, it blocks pain signals from the nerves to the muscles thereby eliminating facial pain and discomfort. The highly trained doctors and clinical team at Smileboston Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry use dental Botox to manage muscle-generated TMJ disorders, as well as to compliment aesthetic dentistry. It is a minimally invasive alternative to surgically treating a high lip line, for denture patients having difficulty adjusting to new dentures, and in orthodontic cases where it is necessary to retrain facial muscles.
How Can Dental Botox Help You?
Smileboston is among the less than 20% of dentists in North America who use dental Botox for dental and facial pain treatments. Botox, in dental applications, is used to relieve painful conditions triggered by the jaw muscles. As a therapeutic treatment, dental Botox can play an integral role in dental implant surgery and in TMJ treatments. The most common benefit is the reduction in the number of tooth clenching events and their intensity. It also helps reduce damage to teeth, the jaw and gums and helps to lessen discomfort in the teeth and jaw. Other benefits include the elimination of tension headaches and migraines and the disappearance of facial wrinkles.
At Smileboston Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry, our prosthodontists and cosmetic dentists have received extensive hands-on training in using Botox for dental procedures and know the precise dosage that allows the patient to continue chewing, eating, and speaking properly while providing facial pain relief. For more information about dental Botox or the wide array of services offered at Smileboston Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry, please visit our website.