Therapeutic Injection

Whilst Botox is known for its use in cosmetic procedures and reducing frown lines and wrinkles, Botox has also gained popularity in the dental industry for its therapeutic purposes.

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BOTOX® — or Botulinum Toxin is a protein that has been i harvested, separated, and purified in a lab to make it safe and effective for treatment. The protein is administered to specific areas of the face to temporarily relax a patient’s muscles. The procedure in minimally invasive and showing quite promising results.

With proper training, dentists can offer patients a variety of new and effective treatment possibilities including:

Patients with Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMJ Disorder) can significantly benefit from this procedure. Botox relaxes the hyperactive mastication muscles and relieves the accompanying tightness and pain. Grinding and clenching can also be under control with Botox therapy. That help to relax the muscle and reduce the contraction force. It can make a useful adjunct therapy to night guard appliances.

Botox before and after

Botox is helpful in reducing a high lip line or “gummy smile” without gingival surgery and crown lengthening. By relaxing the lip muscles, a lower more aesthetic smile line can be achieved in a less invasive manner. While the Botox treatments are temporary, it at least gives patients a more immediate and less aggressive treatment option.

Edentulous patients can also benefit from Botox treatment in cases where the lip muscles have become repositioned due to decreased vertical dimension, and it is difficult to accommodate new dentures.

Botox can be used to relax and retrain the muscles around a new denture making the transition easier and more successful.