Believe it or not, a Botox injection can do a lot more than smooth out fine lines and wrinkles. Dentists use it to solve common dental problems, like facial and jaw pain.
Think of Botox as a muscle relaxer, one that quickly and effectively relieves tension and pain around the face and head.
Just a small amount of Botox can be a miracle worker for anybody suffering from TMJ (temporomandibular joint disorder) and teeth grinding, or bruxism.
Dentists also offer Botox to their patients as a cosmetic perk to improve appearance or smooth the overall look of your face.
Over time, TMJ can start to feel like you’re trying to weight-lift your own jaw all day, every day. It’s exhausting, painful, and uncomfortable.
In the same way, teeth grinding typically occurs subconsciously and worsens over time, as you repeatedly clench your jaw and rub your teeth together.
Unfortunately, pain caused by TMJ and teeth grinding isn’t limited to one specific area, either.
TMJ and teeth grinding can cause:
Botox acts as a natural muscle relaxer to help you unclench your jaw, stop grinding whether during the day or overnight, and relieve overactive muscles in your face.
The best part? A little goes a long way with Botox. A quick injection can help relieve pain fast, so you can go back to enjoying your life.
Most people think Botox is used exclusively by plastic surgeons and dermatologists, but that just isn’t true.
Dr. Sinensky and Dr. Krasilnikov offer Botox to patients who want a noninvasive solution to improve their appearance.
Botox relaxes the muscles around the mouth and doesn’t impact your natural smile or ability to chew. Opting for Botox around the mouth is also an excellent way to complement cosmetic dental procedures such as teeth whitening, veneers, or orthodontics.
This small injection will make a huge difference to your appearance by framing your smile, helping you look more polished.
In addition to improving your beautiful smile, Botox is also used by dentists to slim your jawline — a major investment in your appearance.
For more information on how Botox can help reduce dental pain and improve your appearance, call Dental House, or book an appointment online today.