Botox is often associated with cosmetic procedures, as it is an effective treatment at reducing wrinkles and lines on the face. However, the botulinum toxin that is used to create Botox actually has a long history of uses in the medical and dental fields. At Complete Dental, we can use Botox for a variety of dental procedures.
Botox Dentistry Uses
While Botox continues to be used in a variety of cosmetic procedures, it also has a place in the field of dentistry. There are many reasons that your dentist might recommend that you try Botox:
- To correct gummy smiles that result from an overly recessive upper lip
- Uncontrollable and severe grinding and/or clenching of the teeth
- Chronic migraines and other head pain resulting from muscle tension in the neck, head, and face
- Chronically puckered or pursed lips
- Lopsided smiles
- Temporomandiubluar joint disorder treatment
Additionally, your medical doctor might suggest Botox as a way to treat an overactive bladder, uncontrollable and severe underarm sweating, and upper limb spasticity.
Why Should You Have Your Dentist Administer Botox?
Many people wonder whether their dentist is a good option for the administration of Botox. In actuality, there is no better person to use this treatment, as your dentist specializes in the body’s oral and maxillofacial areas. Dentists go through extensive training in these areas and have everyday experience with injecting cranial nerves within the head’s most sensitive areas.
Your dentist will also understand how Botox treatment will affect the rest of your facial structures, especially your smile. We will take a variety of factors into account before your treatment, including the relationship between the teeth and the surrounding soft tissue and your lip to teeth ratio.
By pursuing Botox treatment at Complete Dental, you can feel more confident that you will get the best possible result at the hands of an experienced practitioner. Contact us today to learn more.