When most patients hear we offer Botox, they think of cosmetic surgery and those looking for a more youthful appearance. While Botox can be useful in reducing lines and wrinkles, it also has some great benefits in the dental industry. At Village Family Dentist in Granville, OH, we are proud to offer dental Botox treatments for our patients. Numerous dental conditions can be treated with Botox injections, from bruxism to a gummy smile.
Disorders of the temporomandibular joint are often associated with chewing and speaking difficulties as well as chronic pain. Although splints and mouth guards have been used for years, recent research has shown that Botox infections are an effective treatment for TMJ disorders and can even provide up to 3 months of relief.
Do you suffer from unconscious clenching or grinding of your teeth? Tired of the pain and dental issues associated with bruxism? Botox injections have been shown to relax oral muscles and decrease the symptoms and pain often associated with teeth clenching and grinding.
When most people smile, a small portion of gums are exposed above their teeth. However, some people suffer from what is called a “gummy smile,” where more gum is exposed than usual. Many people find gummy smiles to be unattractive and wish there was an affordable treatment option to perfect their smile. At Village Family Dentist, we offer Botox injections as a solution to reduce gum exposure.
Book an appointment with our Granville office today to see if Botox is the best solution for your case.