While Botox is generally a cosmetic procedure used to reduce the appearance of aging, by reducing wrinkles and fine lines, there is a revolutionary new application of Botulinum Toxin (Botox & Xeomin) injections to help patients fix their smile, eliminate the tension of tooth grinding, ease headaches and orofacial pain, and help with TMJ. Dental Botox is safe, effective, and regulated by the FDA for treating frown lines. This cosmetic dental procedure is available at Dental Partners of Boston
At Dental Partners of Boston, we help you perfect every part of you smile, from your teeth and gums to the skin around your mouth. Using Dental Botox can help a variety of dental problems such as a gummy smile or chronic pain. Studies have shown that Dental Botox is effective in relieving TMJ disorders, easing headaches, decreasing orofacial pain, and sculpting your smile.
Botox can be used to treat the pro-mandibular joint or TMJ disorders. TMJ disorders are caused by an overworked or displaced TMJ, often due to teeth grinding. This can cause tension headaches, sharp pain, or even lock jaw. Using Botox to treat TMJ can ease the tension and pain in the jaw by immobilizing the muscles used in often unconscious grinding or other powerful movements of the jaw that can cause pain and headaches. Many patients experience relief as soon as the first treatment or within a few days.
Tension headaches are often caused by a constant muscle contraction in one area of the face, often in the jaw. Dental Botox treatments can help create a partial paralysis in those muscles that cause tension headaches. Botox is also effective in helping to ease migraine headaches.
Another benefit of Botox is that it can block nerve signals and relax muscle pain. This is useful in helping patients with chronic orofacial pain. Botox is injected into the trigger areas of the pain, essentially muting the neurotransmitters that notify the brain that the body is in pain.
Botox is often used as a cosmetic treatment option to correct a “gummy smile”. Injections are given in the upper lip, relaxing the muscles that pull the lip up too high, causing the “gummy smile”. Results can be seen in just a few minutes and can last for up to six months.
Overall, our patients have been very happy with their Dental Botox treatments. Here is what the numbers are saying about its safety:
Our cosmetic dental Botox treatment is the #1 selling product of its kind in the world. Our Botox treatment has been used 11 million times for frown lines since 2002. Our Botox treatment has been approved in 78 countries for use.
Approximately 9 out of 10 of our patients are willing to tell their family and friends about our treatments.
If you’re nervous about getting Botox treatments around your mouth, don’t be. Our patients are happy with their treatments, and report a high level of satisfaction.
Our cosmetic Botox treatments, available at both of our Boston locations, are safe and effective, and backed by a high level of patient satisfaction. There are, however, a few minimal risks with Botox treatments:
Before schedule an appointment for Botox treatment, you will need to provide your doctor and treatment specialist with a full medical history. ALS and other muscle/nerve conditions can complicate Botox treatment. Pregnancy can also complicate a Botox treatment, so please let us know if you are or are planning to become pregnant.
Botox treatments can work wonders for your mouth. It can:
Request an appointment today with on of our cosmetic dentists here in Boston to see what Dental Botox can do for you!Request My Appointment
Maria E. Cardenas