‘Botox’ is thought just to be a cosmetic treatment used to treat wrinkles on your forehead or around your eyes by smoothening them out. But in the field of dentistry, Botox is much more than that. It is used to treat dental conditions like TMJ and teeth grinding.
How does Botox work?
Botox, also called botulinum toxin, is a purified protein used for treating several dental issues, medical or cosmetic concerns. Botulinum toxin type A is widely used across the world to treat various conditions. It is injected into the facial muscles, which will stop them from contracting and stop forming wrinkles. It might take a few days to notice the changes, and its effects may last over months.
How is Botox used to make cosmetic changes?
Approximately six million Botox treatments are carried out each year all over the world. Most of them are intended to bring about cosmetic changes to facial tissues. Some of the concerns that can be treated using Botox are:
- Fine lines on the face
- Wrinkles on the face and neck
- Eye squints
- Forehead lines
- Frown lines
- Sun damage
How is Botox used for dental problems?
Botox has proven to be very helpful in treating dental conditions like bruxism (teeth grinding) and even migraine headaches. When you visit us, our dentist will diagnose your condition because teeth grinding and clenching may end up causing serious damage to your jaw and mouth. If your teeth have worn down and need urgent dental restorations to fix them, then he will recommend the best option for you.
After the appropriate dental procedure, our dentist will inject Botox into your jaw muscles. This will help them relax and reduce muscle contractions that even lead to TMJ. This treatment can give you instant relief from teeth grinding and clenching problems, facial pain, and headaches.
Call us at (801) 943-9090 or schedule an online appointment with our dentist to know more about Botox.