Botox® at the dentist’s office: Bringing out the beauty of your smile; easing TMJ troubles

Botox® can complement and further bring out the beauty of your smile; however, at the dentist’s office, this well-known cosmetic injectable treatment can also be used to resolve the pain, stiffness, and other far-reaching effects of temporomandibular joint (TMJ) dysfunction/disorders & migraines. 

Injections at Simply Wellness Dental 

From our office in East Vancouver, British Columbia, one of our talented dentists, Drs Adi Nokiani, Ashleigh Sran, and Eric Quan, will start the process with an evaluation and discuss your concerns and goals. Generally, Botox® is formulated with a protein that is designed to block the neural transmitters that tell the muscles responsible for everything from expression lines to TMJ muscles to contract. When this message is not received, the muscles will not contract. They stay relaxed. This characteristic is at the heart of how Botox® treatment softens lines and eases painful symptoms of TMD and other conditions. 

Botox® is introduced to the muscles via tiny, thin needles. When in our professionals’ skilled and experienced hands, Botox® is administered precisely. Such precision treatment supports safety, comfort, and desirable results. 

Botox® and dentistry meet

Dental professionals are well-suited to inject Botox®. We have extensive knowledge of facial anatomy and function. Our patients know that they are in very good hands. While Botox® has varied applications, which are actually rooted in medical conditions, dentists may recommend this injectable to: 

  • Alleviate or eliminate the symptoms of TMD. These symptoms include jaw and facial pain, chronic headaches and migraines, jaw stiffness and locking, tinnitus, frequent earaches, and more. TMD is primarily associated with behaviours such as untreated and persistent teeth grinding. Any behaviours that place extreme stress on the jaw joints can result in these often distressing and debilitating conditions. 
  • Address the consequences or complications of untreated bruxism – For instance, when the masseters (jaw muscles) are “overstressed,” they may become enlarged. The appearance of the lower portion of the face may change. The shape of the face may even look different, as the jawline may appear heavier and square due to the process of hypertrophy or enlargement of the jaw muscles.

So, Botox® at the dentist’s office is versatile and helpful for many different types of patients. The right professionals can soften lines that detract from your lovely smile just as effortlessly as they can ease facial pain and restore an attractive facial shape. The injections are not invasive. Treatments also have “no downtime” and do not have a demanding recovery or healing period. To learn more about Botox® at Simply Wellness Dental, call our team in East Vancouver, BC, at (604) 229-5922 today.