How is Botox used in dentistry?
When you think of Botox, the first thing that comes to mind is most likely the cosmetic benefits it offers. Known for eliminating the appearance of fine lines and deep wrinkles, Botox has its cosmetic advantages. However, did you know that Botox also has many uses when it comes to modern dentistry?
Because Botox relaxes muscles, it is useful for those patients who are suffering from bruxism, or clenching and grinding their teeth. Bruxism typically takes place at night while you sleep and causes a host of issues such as:
- Pain or tenderness when biting or chewing
- Excessive and premature wear on your teeth
- Problems or pain with your jaw joint or TMJ
For some patients, consistent Botox treatments eliminates their bruxism and helps to protect their teeth from the damage that it causes.
Botox is also useful for alleviating chronic headaches. Again, because it relaxes your muscles, Botox can eliminate headaches for the duration of the time it is in effect, which is typically around four months.
If you would like to learn more about how Botox in Calgary, AB might help you, we encourage you to contact your team at Calgary Dental House to arrange a consultation. We can efficiently deliver Botox at our office if you decide it would benefit you.