Mostly due to its minimally invasive nature, the use of botox in the dental field has been quickly increasing in popularity to treat conditions like high lip lines, TMJ, Bruxism, dentures that no longer fit because of shifting muscles, and more. That’s right, botox is not just for wrinkles anymore. Botox works by relaxing the muscles in your face, which can help reduce pain and clenching.
If you are looking to improve moderate forehead lines, crows feet, and frown lines, Botox can improve the look of all these facial lines. Botox works by temporarily reducing muscle activity, which in turn relaxes the skin to prevent these facial lines from forming.
Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMJ Disorder) usually causes severe pain for affected patients because of hyperactivity in the muscles. Before the introduction of botox, treatment options were very limited. Now, patients can experience almost instant pain relief after injections.
Bruxism can be minimized because botox relaxes the muscles enough to reduce the force of the muscular contractions involved. Used alongside night guard therapy, these injections can make a huge difference in the severity of Bruxism.