Long Island Botox Therapy & TMJ Treatment
People may not necessarily think of dentists for Botox treatment, dentists are experts at all things related to the facial muscles and structures. Cosmetic treatments such as Botox therapy can be used to treat a variety of dental health issues. Botulinum toxin A can be used to treat oral and maxillofacial health problems such as gummy smiles, teeth grinding, muscle tension, and lip lines. TMJ disorder can be treated with Botox which can help protect a smile and jaw from serious oral health problems in the future.
Botox Therapy for TMJ Disorder
The temporomandibular joint is a hinge that attaches the jaw to the skull. Some people may develop TMJ disorders due to jaw clenching, teeth grinding, arthritis, or even due to jaw injury. Untreated TMJ problems can lead to permanent damage to a patient's smile and facial structure, so early diagnosis and treatment is imperative. This condition can be treated through a variety of methods depending on the severity of the situation. Dental x-rays can be taken to determine how extreme the damage is to your jaw.
Prevent Teeth Grinding
Mouthguards can be used to help prevent teeth grinding and medications can be prescribed to help reduce anxiety that may be causing the bruxism. Physical therapy may also be advised to help ease discomfort associated with TMJ disorders. For more serious cases, Botox can be used to help relieve jaw tension and ease headaches due to jaw clenching. Botox can also help to treat lockjaw in more severe cases. With a few simple injections, pain is significantly reduced and jaw movement is improved.
Alter a "Gummy" Smile
Our dentist also recommends Long Island Botox therapy for conditions such as a "gummy" smile and fine lines in the face. A gummy smile is how dentists refer to smiles that seem to show more of the gums than the average smile. Botox can help treat this condition by relaxing the top lip so that it does not curly too high when a patient smiles. This simple solution can last several months and can make a significant difference in a smile's appearance.
You can trust that this safe and temporary treatment can help you feel confident in your smile and it can reduce pain associated with dental health problems. Botox can be used for a variety of aesthetic dentistry treatments. This simple injection can help dentures fit better, it can aid in the rejuvenation of fine lines and wrinkles, and it can be used for lip augmentation cases. Whether you are looking for a more perfect looking smile or if you are in need of pain relief, Long Island Botox therapy could be a great option for you. Call Smile by Design to learn more about how Botox therapy can help you reach your smile goals. You can reach our team by calling (516) 239-6204 for our Hewlett location, (516) 766-0732 for our Oceanside location, or fill out a contact request form and a member of our team will get in touch with you.