Botox in Dentistry
Posted on 01/20/2022
Botox in Dentistry

BOTOX is commonly used for smoothing of the facial wrinkles of the forehead, between the eyes, around the corners of the eyes and around the lips. The use of BOTOX in dentistry is becoming more common as a minimally invasive way to treat migraines and headaches, as well as TMJ (Temporomandibular joint) disorders.

What is BOTOX?

BOTOX is a protein that relaxes muscles, blocking certain chemical signals from nerves that cause muscles to contract. The most common use of these injections is to temporarily relax the facial muscles that cause wrinkles, but newer research shows that BOTOX can be used to treat headaches and other issues caused by muscle tension.

How BOTOX is a helpful tool for dentists

Dentists are trained doctors in the facial musculoskeletal systems, which means they precisely understand the face muscles. They use BOTOX as an additional treatment option for patients struggling with muscle tension, specifically in the face.

TMJ or temporomandibular joint problems happen when the muscles become tense with stress. This can cause discomfort when chewing and talking. Botox can be used to relax TMJ joints and muscles to provide relief of pain.

Importance of finding a qualified specialist for BOTOX

BOTOX treatments are becoming more and more common, so it’s crucial to find a qualified specialist to provide your treatment. Dental boards throughout the country, as well as state level, offer permits and certifications so that dentists can perform BOTOX treatments. Finding a certified specialist that has the proper permit is essential to receiving adequate treatment.

Your dentist is already a trusted and knowledgeable provider of BOTOX, so trust them for multiple facial needs.

At Polished Dental, we’re able to recommend when a BOTOX treatment would be beneficial and when the use of BOTOX isn’t necessary. We have our patients’ safety in mind and want to be sure that you’re being given the best treatment possible.

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. You can also learn more about our BOTOX treatments here.