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Dental Botox – How Can it Help You?

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Dental Botox – How Can it Help You?

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Why should you consider Dental Botox from a dental professional? Dentists are trained to know all the intricate nerves and tissues of the face.  When it comes with someone dealing with the delicate areas of your most prominent features, you need to employ someone who understands and respects the need for expert precision with this treatment.  Botox injections can help get rid of fine lines and wrinkles, but it can be dangerous and cause nerve damage and injuries when it is used incorrectly. 

Over 7.2 million Americans received Botox injections in 2017. This statistics could be even larger when you consider the small shops and amateurs that offer Botox injections to clients, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons reported.  So just how does it work in the hands of your dentist?

The Science Behind Botox 

TMJ, grinding, migraines are all products of anxiety and tension. Botox works to counteract those tense areas and relieve symptoms.

“Botox is a neurotoxin that inhibits the release of acetylcholine (ACH), a neurotransmitter responsible for the activation of muscle contraction and glandular secretion, and its administration results in reduction of tone in the injected muscle,” explains the National Institute of Health (NIH). There is no loss of sensory feeling in the muscles when Botox is injected, but by interrupting the motor nerve endings, the muscle cannot contract. This allows tense or overactive areas a break from stress or overuse symptoms.

Dentists Are Experts in the Architecture of the Face

Dentists are facial experts. When it comes to the architecture of the face, dentists know the muscle and bone structures from extensive dental training, learning about the oral and maxillofacial (areas from the chin to the forehead) components in detail.

Patients can trust their Botox injections to be precise AND to offer natural-looking results. Keep frozen, strange, or awkward Botox results away by enlisting a dental professional for your botox treatments.

Botox for Dental Treatment

The dental health benefits Botox can offer is substantial. “The use of Botox is a minimally invasive procedure and is showing quite promising results in management of muscle-generated dental diseases like Temporomandibular disorders, bruxism, clenching, masseter hypertrophy and used to treat functional or esthetic dental conditions like deep nasolabial folds, radial lip lines, high lip line and black triangles between teeth,” the NIH reported.

Botox treatments offer dental health benefits far beyond what you might imagine.  Patients experiencing any of these  conditions may benefit from dental botox treatments:

  • Upside-down smiles (as it takes more muscles to frown compared to smiling)
  • Lip lines and puckered chins
  • A “gummy” smiles due to over-retracted upper lips
  • Headache pain resulting from muscle tension in the head, face, and neck
  • Headaches resulting from bite issues such as TMJ (Temporomandibular Joint) Syndrome
  • Persistent clenching and grinding of the teeth

Chronic Headaches

It may not seem  like a dentist should be your first course of action when suffering from chronic headaches or migraines, but frequent morning headaches are typically a result of night grinding or teeth clenching. Dr. Berry can fit you for a customized dental nightguard that you wear when you are sleeping that can help alleviate your chronic headaches.

Coupling your nightguard with facial Botox to alleviate tense areas can offer you a strong, narcotic-free way of treating your chronic headache pain.

Dental Botox of TMJ and More

Botox has been found to help ease symptoms of TMJ but is also recommended as an alternative to invasive surgical procedures for the treatment of: 

  • high lip line cases
  • denture patients who have trouble adjusting to new dentures
  • lip augmentation
  • orthodontic cases where retraining of the facial muscles is neeeded

Call for a Dental Botox Consultation

Learn how dental botox can address your current pain or conditions by scheduling a dental botox consultation today with Dr. Berry to discuss treatment options.

Mountain Aire Dentistry, located in Broomfield, CO is a general and family dentistry practice. We are passionate about helping you and your children achieve and maintain optimal oral health and a beautiful smile! We focus on prevention, tooth preservation, and awareness and make every effort to treat our patients the way we treat members of our own family. We offer comprehensive care for your dental needs in a relaxed and efficient atmosphere.  We look forward to meeting you and your family! Call us today at (303) 731-7755 to make an appointment.