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TheRole of Botox in Dentistry and Its Benefits

Botox is a derivative of botulinum toxin, a purified protein. It is the brand name under which the commercial form of botulinum A is marketed among others. This is the commonest form that is generally used by doctors to treat some cosmetic concerns, dental issues and medical problems. Actually, Botox treatments have been increasingly popular over the last decade.

Botox is famed for its use in smoothing wrinkles on the forehead, between the eyes, as well as the area surrounding the outer corners of the eyes, around the lips, plus the region between the nose and the lips.  However, its use goes farther than the aesthetic.

Botox in Dentistry

Botox has many practical uses, particularly in dentistry. Dentistry and aesthetics are somewhat similar – particularly when we look at cosmetic dentistry. People tend to visit a cosmetic dentistry practice in order to have various treatments that will improve their looks – just the same way they visit a beauty spa for the same reason.

When you visit your dental office, you can add Botox to the mix and leave the office not just with attractive white teeth, but a smooth complexion, too.

Botox can actually be used alongside aesthetic dentistry instead of surgery to treat high lip lines as well as lip augmentation. It can help denture patients who are having difficulties by adjusting and retraining tight facial muscles, hence help new dentures to fit well as well as feel comfortable in their mouth. As a matter of fact, more than any other health provider, dentists are capable of using Botox in many different ways. This is because they are familiar with facial structure, anatomy, nerves and muscles as they have a working understanding of all them.

Benefits of Using Botox in Dentistry

Apart from anti-aging use, there are several benefits associated with the use of Botox for dental applications ranging from temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ) to bruxism (jaw stiffness) and even chronic migraine headaches.

Relieves TMJ Pain – Botox is a muscle relaxer. It works in such a way that it weakens muscles and helps them to relax. Because we use muscles continuously to squint, laugh and concentrate, over time they may cause wrinkles. Treating those muscles with Botox, helps them to relax and makes the wrinkles in your skin to vanish.

Botox works with TMJ (temporomandibular joint disorder) pain in a very similar way – Jaw muscles are among the toughest muscles found in the body and when they are subconsciously overworked, it can result in fatigue, pain and inflammation. Dental Botox therapies have the ability to get rid of teeth grinding and clenching problem.  The moment Botox is injected into jaw muscles, it causes them to relax and diminishes their powerful force. Botox can be effective particularly when used in combination with a mouthguard.

‘Killing two birds with one stone’ –  Botox has made things easier today as one can undergo beauty treatment while at the same time get their conventional dentistry work done.  When provided in a dental office, the requirement for an additional visit to a medical aesthetic office for Botox treatment becomes unnecessary.  Considering the busy world we live in today, patients can conveniently kill two birds with one stone, thus saving on both time and cost.