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Botox in dentistry to enhance your appearance

istock 1156954211 1Botox. When you hear of Botox, you might think of injectables used to maintain one’s youthful appearance. These treatments are often provided by plastic surgeons and dermatologists as an aesthetic procedure. But did you know that  many dentists use Botox in their practice? In addition to helping improve the overall appearance of the smile, Botox can also treat several dental concerns. At Boutique Smiles of Manhattan, we recommend Botox injections for certain patients who have been diagnosed with specific conditions.

What is Botox?

The Botox medication is a neurotoxin that is formulated with botulinum toxin type A. This neurotoxin has been found to be beneficial in reducing the tension of specific muscles that are injected with it. This has shown great improvement in wrinkles and folds that develop on the face from muscle tension, including glabellar lines, forehead folds, and crow’s feet.

By treating muscle tension, Botox can also be used in various areas of dentistry to assist with certain conditions. With a nerve blocking injection of Botox, patients with the following dental concerns may find a solution:

  • Temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ/TMD)
  • Bruxism (clenching and grinding of the teeth
  • A “gummy smile” without surgery
  • Chronic headaches and migraines from bruxism or TMD
  • Lip adjustment before or after denture placement

This FDA-approved medication is commonly used in many dental practices for these purposes and continues to be a reliable option for medical and dental purposes.

Why feel at ease with a dentist providing Botox injections?

Dentists work with injections every day, providing numbing medication to ensure patients are comfortable during their dental procedures. With that same care and precision, injections of Botox can be performed in the same manner. Our professionals are trained and experienced in ensuring patients have access to reliable and effective solutions to a wide range of dental concerns, including conditions that may contribute to the need for a neurotoxin such as Botox.

Request an appointment with our team

Learn more about the use of Botox in dentistry, and find out if Boutique Smiles of Manhattan can help you with your aesthetic goals. Our practice is located in New York, NY and welcome patients ready for comprehensive dental care. Call (212) 262-2952 today!

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