6 Surprising Benefits of Dental Botox

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The cosmetic benefits of Botox are already well established, but dental botox uses are starting to gain serious momentum.  This is because dentists are experts of the muscle and bone architecture of the face.  Their training and experience is steeped in the facial muscles and structures.  Their unique training and background equips them with the ability to achieve more precise and natural looking results than other Botox providers.  To properly correct lip lines, puckered chins and upside down or gummy smiles, it’s important that only the right facial muscles are treated. Failure to do so can result in frozen, strange, or awkward results.  Therapeutic dental botox offers relief for:

  • headache pain resulting from muscle tension in the head, face, and neck
  • headaches resulting from bite issues such as TMJ (Temporomandibular Joint) Syndrome
  • persistent clenching and grinding of the teeth
  • “gummy” smiles due to over-retracted upper lips
  • upside-down smiles (as it takes more muscles to frown compared to smiling)
  • lip lines and puckered chins


When Conventional Therapies Don’t Work, Botox Does

Patients suffering from teeth grinding and clenching, temporomandibular disorder and associated headaches from these conditions, find relief from Botox treatments.  The dentists at Family and Cosmetic Dentistry of the Rockies are dedicated to finding you safe treatment methods that help you deal with your pain and dysfunction.  So what can Botox do for you? Read on!


Botox Delivers Relief

Botox is a trade name for botulinum toxin, which comes in the form of a purified protein. The process behind the pain-relieving abilities of Botox is simple.  Botox is injected into the facial muscles and blocks the transmitters between the motor nerves that stimulate the muscle. There is no loss of sensory feeling in the muscles. Once the motor nerve endings are interrupted, the muscle cannot contract. When the muscle is unable to contract, areas that were previously tense or overactive from either stress or overuse get the relief they need. Your body is no longer sending (and receiving) multiple signals from your neurotransmitters and your muscles relax. This relaxation relieves the symptoms associated with the muscles involved in your pain.


Dentists Have a Leg-Up on the Competition

Dentists provide you with a level of treatment that many Botox treatment providers can’t touch.  This is because dentists have thorough training in the bone and muscular architecture of your face.  They know how to help you retain your natural looks while relieving your symptoms.  The advanced training dentists receive in the oral and maxillofacial areas (that means the face from chin to forehead) oral and chin to forehead areas of your face, qualify them for Botox artistry.  Lip lines, puckered chins and upside down or gummy smiles, need customized, targeted treatment for natural results.  The precision dentists can provide give you the results you want.



Botox for Teeth Grinding Treatment

Do you chronically grind your teeth? If you do, you are not alone.  Approximately 50 to 96 percent of adults grind their teeth, and 15 percent of children.  The habit can occur during the day or at night and cause unwanted and unpleasant health effects.  If you don’t do anything about your teeth grinding you can damage your natural teeth and cause yourself unnecessary head, neck and jaw pain.  Enter Botox.  Botox helps stop your teeth grinding by relaxing the contributing muscles involved.  When these muscles relax, your symptoms also relax and dissipate. Botox can also be used to help relax the muscles that are causing TMJ symptoms and pain. Some TMJ symptoms are directly related to teeth grinding and clenching.  The dentists at Family and Cosmetic Dentistry of the Rockies use a therapeutic grade botox for your treatment.  This form of botox contains a natural toxin that relaxes and immobilizes, which makes it an ideal treatment for conditions that are caused by overactive or tensed muscles caused by emotional stress.


How Botox Helps In Other Ways

Botox is also used to support aesthetic dentistry cases, to help patients avoid the surgical treatment of high lip line cases.  Botox can also help denture patients who have trouble adjusting to new dentures, it aids in lip augmentation, and has uses in orthodontic cases where retraining of the facial muscles is required. No other healthcare provider has the capability to help patients in so many areas as do dentists.


Discover What Botox Can Do For You

If you’d like to know more about the Botox treatments we offer, or if you want to place an appointment, call Family & Cosmetic Dentistry of the Rockies today at (970) 223-6101. If you need to reach us after regular business hours, you can also send a contact request or make an appointment online at your convenience below.