Botox is proven to be safe, effective and best of all...no permanent effects! Botox treatments will typically wear off in 12-13 weeks.
How is Botox Used In The Dental Office?
Managing Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Disorders
TMJ disorders can cause jaw pain, headaches, and difficulty in chewing, impacting a patient's quality of life. Botox, with its muscle-relaxing properties, can be strategically injected into the affected jaw muscles to alleviate tension and reduce pain. This non-surgical approach provides patients with a more comfortable and efficient solution to manage TMJ-related symptoms.
Treatment of Bruxism (teeth grinding)
Many individuals unknowingly grind their teeth, leading to excessive wear, fractures, and other dental issues. Botox injections can be administered to the chewing muscles, responsible for the forceful clenching associated with bruxism. By relaxing these muscles, Botox helps reduce the intensity of teeth grinding, protecting the teeth from further damage.
Enhancing Aesthetic Dental Procedures
In conjunction with orthodontic and/or cosmetic restorative treatments, Botox can be used to achieve optimal results by complementing the repositioning of teeth with a more harmonious facial appearance. Additionally, it can be employed to minimize a gummy smile by relaxing the muscles that cause excessive gum exposure when smiling.
Of course Botox has historically been used for facial aesthetic procedures which our provider is well trained in. Dr. McAdams can provide procedures to relax wrinkle and smile lines at the corners of the eyes, forehead and glabella to provide patients a smoother more relaxed facial appearance.
Join us on March 12, 2024 for the McAdams Dental Botox day, for special pricing on your treatment. To schedule your consultation appointments or ask any questions, please give us a call at (480) 991-4727.
Embracing the use of Botox in dentistry reflects a commitment to comprehensive patient care, addressing both functional and aesthetic aspects of oral health. As dental offices continue to expand their repertoire of services, the integration of Botox represents a progressive step toward ensuring patients receive the most advanced and effective treatments available.
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