You may think of Botox as a cosmetic treatment for the wrinkles in the face, but Botox actually has a wide range of medical uses. The first clinically approved uses of Botox did not involve cosmetics at all, but instead focused on reducing muscle spasms.
Botulinum toxins, which make up Botox treatment, can effectively treat a long list of medical treatments, including:
- Chronic migraine related to tension in the face, head and neck
- Clenching or grinding of the teeth
- “Gummy” smiles caused by a recessive upper lip
- “Upside-down” smiles
- Pursed or puckered lips and chins
- Contracting muscles in the neck or face
Patients with TMJ disorder, bruxism, or gummy smiles can relieve their problems with Botox for face. Dr. Cutbirth is happy to provide this advanced treatment to his patients who need it.
Treating Headache with Botox
One of the most common issues we see here are tension headaches. You can successfully find relief from headaches with Botox for face. Botox holds the stressed muscles still and gives them a break, which will reduce that radiating pain you have been experiencing.
Most patients can come in for a treatment that takes only a few minutes, and then enjoy results for 3 to 5 months. Botox can offer you a period of significant relief while you and Dr. Cutbirth work towards eliminating your headaches for good.
Reducing Clenching and Grinding
Many individuals have bad habits of clenching or grinding their teeth, which can lead to tooth sensitivity, facial pain, and oral infections. Botox can help limit the overuse of the muscles responsible for chewing.
After your Botox treatment, the muscles will not allow you to clench or grind your teeth. Over time, the muscles may retrain themselves, and you may be able to break the clenching habit forever! You’ll enjoy increased comfort and safety for years to come.
Of course, if you choose Botox for face, you’ll enjoy added benefits like smoother features and fewer wrinkles. Other patients use botulinum A injections to improve imperfections like:
- Gummy smiles
- Lip lines
- Puckered chins
- Upside-down smiles
Botox for face will limit the excessive muscle function that causes these conditions. The chin and lips can relax and assume a more ordinary form.
Botox for face is an incredible solution for so many dental troubles. To learn more about our Botox treatments at our practice, please contact our office today.