Botox and other neuromodulators can be used to treat TMD, migraines, headaches, high lip line – along with providing a more relaxed, smoother face.
Health and function go hand in hand in terms of achieving optimal health and wellness.
So, what are the benefits of Botox, Xeomin and other neuromodulators in dentistry? Can neuromodulators help in managing the pain that results from TMD and migraines? And what is TMD, anyway?
Lets start with Temporomandibular Joint Disorder, or TMD. If you often have pain, or clicking or popping sounds when opening and closing your mouth, you might have TMD.
It’s often accompanied by frequent headaches, migraines, neck aches, and in some cases, tooth sensitivity. While some common treatments include aspirin or wearing a small plastic guard while sleeping, Botox is gaining popularity as a treatment option.
in part, Botox is a muscle relaxer. This means it can greatly reduce the intensity of the muscle contractions that contribute to TMD and facial pain.
When your jaw muscles are strained as a result of TMD, they contract. This contraction can lead to muscle spasm, pain and soreness, as well as a buildup of lactic acid and other waste metabolites.
Botox injections can help prevent the muscles from tensing excessively around your jaw line.
High lip line is when a patient's smile shows far more of the gums than is typical.
Traditionally, the treatment for a high lip line would most likely be surgery. Botox can offer a much less invasive option for patients, and can help lower your lip line.
With Botox, and potentially with veneers or crowns, we are able to establish a more symmetrical dental aesthetic for your smile. With some Botox Therapy and lip augmentation with dermal fillers, the muscles surrounding the lip are weakened so they cannot raise the lip as high as before.
Tooth shape and position can also be used to support your lips, creating more fullness.
More and more, patients consider Botox to be the final step in completing their smile makeovers. Rather than being mutually exclusive, function and aesthetics are partners in achieving optimal health.
Our goal is to help you achieve full dental health that supports your full body wellness.
All services provided by general dentists: Dr. Young Dr. Goldfedlt and Dr. Schroeder