Around 5% of the US population grind their teeth, especially at night, and 5%-12% have some form of temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ). These problems can lead to constant headaches, sleep loss, and severe oral conditions. The experienced providers at Montrose Dental Specialty in Montrose, California, offer innovative Botox® treatments to ease or eliminate these conditions and enhance your smile. To book a consultation, use the convenient online scheduler or call the practice today.
Botox is a neuromodulator injection that blocks or changes a nerve impulse. Botox is well known as a cosmetic drug that relaxes the facial muscles that create lines around your lips and facial wrinkles.
If your provider has diagnosed you with teeth grinding (bruxism), temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD), or temporomandibular joint [TMJ] disorder), Botox might be a successful treatment.
Botox relaxes your jaw and improves symptoms associated with these conditions:
With wrinkle treatment, Botox targets and smooths lines around your lips, forehead, and next to your eyes. Botox can also treat a gummy smile, shaping your gumline and revitalizing your teeth.
Your provider performs Botox procedures in the Montrose Dental Specialty offices. A session usually lasts 10-30 minutes.
Depending on your needs, you can expect your provider to inject Botox into your jaw muscles, forehead, temple, or, for cosmetic purposes, around other areas of your face.
To treat a gummy smile, your provider injects Botox into the area between your nose and upper lip. This improves the volume of your smile.
The procedure is relatively painless, but you can expect to feel a minor pinch or prick when your provider injects the Botox. Afterward, you can use an ice pack to ease bruising or soreness and then return to your routine.
Botox reaches its full potential after a few days. You could decide to undergo at least three sessions to reap top benefits.
Botox is not a cure for TMD, TMJ, or teeth grinding, and wears off in 3-6 months. You could choose to return for further treatments.
Before proceeding with Botox treatment, your provider will discuss its potential side effects, including:
To book a Botox treatment, call the friendly staff at Montrose Dental Specialty or use the convenient online scheduling tool.