When you hear the word Botox, you probably think that it is just a treatment used to smooth out wrinkles on your forehead or around your eyes. While these are the most common uses for Botox, some dentists also use it to treat dental health issues.
Botox is a trade name for botulinum toxin, a purified protein that is used to treat a number of dental issues. Since it is a muscle relaxer, Botox can be used in TMJ and bruxism cases for pain relief. Dental Botox treatments can actually rid you of teeth grinding and clenching. This is because when Botox is injected into your jaw muscles, it relaxes them and reduces their powerful force. Dental Botox can also block migraines from coming back for months at time. Conditions such as temporomandibular joint disorders, excessive salivation, headache and neuropathic facial pain, muscle movement disorders, and facial nerve palsy could also be treated with this drug.
Dentists are uniquely suited for providing Botox treatment. We are skilled at assessing the balance and overall esthetics of the face and have had extensive training in the anatomy of the head and neck.
Call Family Dental Care of Champaign at 217-359-8697 for an appointment today.