You have probably heard about the cosmetic uses of Botox (botulinum toxin A) for minimizing the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines on the skin but have you heard about the therapeutic uses of Botox?

Botox services can be used for non-cosmetic purposes, like reducing migraines, TMJ pain, teeth clenching and grinding. Botox works by temporarily freezing certain muscles, so patients cannot unconsciously clench or grind their teeth at night, which can relieve pain and tension.

Dentists are very well educated when it comes to knowledge about the teeth, gums and jaw but they also have great knowledge pertaining to the muscles in the face and how they work together. A dentist’s skill set lends itself well to administering these treatments.  Every day dentists give far more complicated injections in the mouth.  It is a combined art and science so why not have an accomplished professional provide these injectable cosmetic services?  The effect of Botox wears off over time and therefore these treatments need to be administered every few months.  It might be convenient for you to coordinate your routine dental cleanings with your Botox treatments. 

If you want to learn more about how Botox services can help you, please contact our office!