You may know BOTOX as a way to reduce frown lines and drooping eyelids, but it can also be used for a variety of dental treatments. BOTOX, also known as botulinum toxin, is a medication used primarily as a dermal filler for wrinkles. It is injected into the skin and provides subtle but powerful results that last around three to four months. BOTOX also has many uses in dental treatments, and the experts at the Wright Dental Center are qualified to use it to treat cosmetic and functional dental issues.
BOTOX dermal fillers can be used to treat cosmetic dental issues including:
BOTOX can be used to reduce the appearance of your gumline when you smile. This usually begins to take effect within 24 to 48 hours, and you’ll see the full results within 30 days. This is a minimally invasive alternative to gum grafts and other surgical solutions.
If you have gaps at the base of your teeth, this can lead to unsightly black triangles in your smile. Food can be trapped in these spaces as well, leading to accelerated dental decay. We can use BOTOX dermal fillers to reduce these spaces, and this treatment can last up to eight months before it needs to be repeated.
At the Wright Dental Center, we’re up to date on the latest uses of BOTOX for functional dental issues, such as:
Bruxism, or jaw clenching, can be devastating to your smile and cause headaches and jaw pain. This can lead to TMJ disorders and other long-term effects. BOTOX can help decrease the muscle activity that leads to excessive jaw clenching.
BOTOX can be used to help speed up recovery after the placement of dental implants. By decreasing muscle activity around the implant posts, we can improve integration of the implants with your bone.
If you have jaw spasms (also called mandibular spasms), dental treatment can be especially difficult. BOTOX can be used to reduce these spasms, enabling our dentists to do whatever dental work you need.
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