Botox Services Q & A
What is Botox?
Botox is an injectable drug derived from a toxin produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum.
Botox blocks nerve function in places where it's injected, paralyzing or reducing the activity of muscles. This treatment helps control the muscles that cause involuntary spasms, clenching, or grinding.
What dental issues can Botox treat?
Botox can treat both the health and appearance of your mouth, including:
- Teeth clenching and grinding
- Abnormally large masseter (jaw) muscles
- Gummy smile
- Lip deformities
- Jaw muscle spasms
If you're curious about botox, discuss your condition with Dr. Motwani to decide if this treatment can help.
Can Botox improve my smile?
Yes! Botox has several smile-improving uses to make you feel confident and look radiant. Dental black triangle spaces and gummy smiles are two examples of dental conditions that benefit from Botox treatments.
If you have spaces where your teeth don't touch or where your gum has receded, you may feel food get stuck in these spaces. If you cannot clean these areas properly, you may be at risk of gum disease later. Botox injections can help to fill in these spaces.
A gummy smile occurs when you have a lot of gum tissue exposed when you grin. This effect can happen because of hyperactive lip muscles. Botox is used on overactive lip muscles to reduce the appearance of your gums when you smile.
How is Botox used with dental implants?
A successful dental implant procedure requires that your jawbone accepts your new artificial tooth root. However, this doesn't happen every time.
Having strong jaw muscles that don't readily allow for an implant can hinder your plans for restoring your smile with dental implants. Botox treatments can help release the tension in these muscles so your implants can be appropriately set in your jawbone.
Can Botox help with headaches?
If you've struggled with headaches related to TMJ disorder, you may want to talk with the team at Warminster Dental Arts and Warrington Dental. Often, headaches can be caused when you clench or grind your teeth, leading to some unpleasant symptoms down the road, like chronic headaches.
Botox relieves the muscles involved in these behaviors and reduces headache pain. When clenching and grinding halt, so does unwanted wear and tear on your teeth.
If you want to learn more about the many ways Botox can help with your dental concerns, schedule a consultation with Warminster Dental Arts and Warrington Dental by calling or booking online.