Have you ever wondered why some dental offices have Botox as one of their options they offer? How does Botox translate into dentistry if it is a facial cosmetic procedure? Well, Botox is not only used to enhance beauty anymore! Dermal fillers are being used in dentistry as a means of jaw relaxation and much more!


How Botox Works

Botox is injected into the necessary areas, to block nerve signals from reaching the muscles. While this may seem basic, it works wonders, because without the muscles getting the signals to move, you no longer face dealing with the lines and wrinkles, because your muscle stays relaxed.


Botox translates into dentistry because it helps situations such as TMJ issues. TMJ is your temporomandibular joint, which connects your jaw to your skull. This joint is the piece of the body that aids in the motion of opening and closing your jaw. When you suffer from TMJ pain, eating and speaking is difficult and agonizing. Your dental professional, to relax the muscle in the area, which will allow your pain to dissipate, can inject Botox.


Another way dentists have adapted Botox into the field is easing your facial muscles from fine lines around the smile. You should never have to feel as if you do not want to smile in front of anyone because of minor facial marks. With the help of our dentist and Botox, the areas can be injected, allowing your muscles to relax and not allow for those nuisances.


If you find yourself suffering from jaw pain, or do not like the look of your fine lines around your mouth, contact our office. We will be able to get you in for a consultation, where your doctors and team will discuss if Botox is a good option for you. Dermal fillers may be a great way to reduce pain and irritations. Contact us today to find out if this is an appropriate fit to your lifestyle.