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Botoxยฎ is a well-known cosmetic procedure. Though, did you know it also has several uses in dentistry?

At Vita Dental Wellness in Chilliwack, BC, we offer Botoxยฎ services to address various concerns, including pain in the jaw joint area.

Connect with us today for more information on these procedures.

What Is Dental Botoxยฎ?

Botoxยฎ injections improve appearance and help manage medical conditions.

When administered, it blocks nerve signal transmission and relaxes muscles. It also keeps target muscle areas from contracting. The lack of motion prevents wrinkle formation, making the skin firmer and smoother.

Botoxยฎ is applicable in several facial areas, such as the eyebrows, forehead, and lips. It's minimally invasive, as it doesn't require incisions. This means you can go home after the procedure.

Different Uses of Botoxยฎ in Dentistry

Dentists administer Botoxยฎ to manage or treat conditions. This includes TMJ disorders, clenching, or muscle tension in the jaw area. Your dentist may also recommend Botoxยฎ if other conventional treatment options aren't helping.

Here are more uses of Botoxยฎ in dentistry:

  • Relieves clenching or gag reflexes
  • Reduces visible signs of aging and increases volume in the mouth, when combined with fillers
  • Addresses black triangles, lip deformities, or a gummy smile
  • Eases adjustment to new dentures. If muscle tension keeps the appliance moving, Botoxยฎ can stop this and secure the appliance
  • Assists in retraining facial muscles after an orthodontic procedure. It can prevent relapse in patients with strong muscle activity
  • Helps manage chronic migraines related to jaw joint problems

Why Do Dentists Offer Botoxยฎ Services?

Dentists are experts in the jaw and face, also known as "the maxillofacial region." They're among the best healthcare professionals to talk to about concerns related to facial structure.

Their expertise in facial anatomy qualifies them to develop a custom treatment plan for Botoxยฎ. Some dentists are also certified Botoxยฎ providers. They have obtained special training to offer treatment to their patients.

Whether your concern is cosmetic-focused or oral health-related, your dentist can assess your mouth, jaw, and nearby structures and determine if Botoxยฎ is an effective solution for you.

Benefits of Dental Botoxยฎ

Botoxยฎ is a safe procedure, provided it's carried out by a trained professional. Contrary to what some may think, it isn't only for women. Here are some of its benefits:

  • Helps manage symptoms of TMJ disorders or jaw joint problems
  • Gives relief from chronic or long-term migraines
  • Provides comfort to those dealing with teeth grinding and clenching
  • Increases confidence in oral appliances
  • Offers a minimally invasive choice, especially if you aren't ready yet for major procedures
  • Helps you look younger by reducing visible signs of aging, such as fine lines

Like any other dental procedure, Botoxยฎ can have side effects, such as mild swelling and redness in the area; however, these are temporary.

For serious complications, such as swallowing and breathing difficulties, call your dental team and seek professional care right away.

Botoxยฎ Dentistry Services
in Chilliwack, BC

See if you're a good candidate for Botoxยฎ' treatments at the dental office. We're happy to answer any questions you may have about cosmetic and restorative dental procedures.

New patients are always welcome! You don't need a referral to visit our location in Chilliwack, British Columbia. Call us today at (604) 858-5152 to schedule a consultation with our dentist.