Botox has been primarily used as a cosmetic treatment for wrinkles and lines on the face. However, the botulinum toxin that Botox is derived from actually has a long history of medically therapeutic uses.
Largely due to its minimally invasive nature, the use of Botox in dentistry is expanding to treat dental conditions like high lip lines, Temporomandibular Joint Disorder, Bruxism, dentures no longer fitting due to shifting jaw muscles, and more. Continue reading to find out the requirements a dental practice must meet in order to use Botox.
Most often, botox in dentistry is used to help repair facial aesthetics. It’s a minimally invasive way to treat high lip lines for people who have issues adjusting to new dentures, as well as lip augmentation.
Most botox treatments are simple and will last about six months before you start to see your muscles go back to normal. You can continue botox treatments at this point, or if the majority of your symptoms have gone away, you won’t need botox.
If you’re experiencing facial pain or have other concerns related to botox dental treatments, we would be happy to meet with you and discuss your options. Reach out to us today to book an appointment. You can also learn more about the botox dental procedures that we perform on our website.