When you think of dental treatments, you probably don’t picture Botox. But the truth is, we often use this cosmetic treatment to address serious oral health issues like TMJ disorder and bruxism, offering a respite from chronic discomfort. In addition, this could be used as part of a smile makeover to boost facial esthetic. In today’s blog, your Kansas City, MO, dentist talks about the potential of Botox treatment.
We administer the treatment with an injection to specific parts of your smile. The injection then acts as a barrier, blocking key signals from the nerves. These signals would otherwise cause the nerves to contract, creating tension in the jaw and face, and also wrinkles, lines, and other signs of aging. As a result, this helps smooth out these lines round the eyes, mouth, and forehead. To find out if this is right for your smile, talk to our team about a consultation. We will then determine whether you’re a good candidate, and move forward with treatment.
Improvements For Your Facial Beauty
By temporarily relaxing your facial muscles, you enjoy a more youthful appearance, as these signs of aging disappear. The effects can last for several months, up to six in some cases. Which means during your regular checkup and cleaning visits, we can administer this to help you enjoy improved facial esthetics. We could also offer this as part of your smile makeover, using teeth whitening, bonding, and veneers to improve the appearance of your teeth, and injectable facial treatments to help you appear younger.
Treating TMJ Disorder and Bruxism
Did you know this treatment could also be used to help address oral health issues like TMJ disorder and bruxism (chronic teeth grinding)? In fact, this is how the rejuvenated effects of the treatment were discovered, as it was initially created to treat muscle-related issues. TMJ disorder and bruxism often develop due to tension in the jaw and smile, and the same tension could lead to painful symptoms like headaches, migraines, and aches in the face and jaw. Administering this injectable treatment means reduced inflammation and relaxing muscles, putting a stop to chronic pain and preventing worsening complications of your oral health.
We could use this in conjunction with oral appliance therapy too. If you have any questions about the cosmetic and general applications, then contact our team today. We would love to see if this is right for your smile!
DO YOU HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT COSMETIC TREATMENTS?
Administering treatment only takes a short time and the results could last for several months to come. To learn more about how we improve facial beauty and your oral health as well, then schedule a consultation by calling Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry of Kansas City, MO, today at 816-897-4288.