At Dental One, the dentists at both of our Calgary offices are qualified to provide Botox® as a therapeutic and / or cosmetic treatment option.
What is Botox?
Botulinum Toxin, also referred to as Botox, is a purified protein that can be injected into facial muscles. Neurotoxins are released and prevent the muscles from contracting, helping them to relax. This process has therapeutic benefits.
Other uses for Botox including reducing or eliminating facial wrinkles for aesthetic benefits. Botox, or Botulinum Toxin, is a purified protein that can be used in dentistry. When injected into the facial muscles, it releases neurotoxins, preventing the muscles from contracting and helping them to relax, producing therapeutic benefits.
Botox may also be used to reduce or eliminate facial wrinkles. As part of your cosmetic dental care, our dentists are qualified to administer Botox to temporarily relax a patient’s muscles to offer aesthetic benefits.
Using Botox, our dentists provide the following therapeutic treatments for our Calgary patients:
- Treatment of Jaw Pain or TMJ Pain
For patients who are unable to tolerate or who are unwilling to wear a night guard while they sleep, Botox treatment may prove to be a good option, as it can help resolve recurring jaw or TMJ pain.
The Botox will be injected into the facial muscles involved in grinding or clenching to minimize or waken the muscles, resulting in relief from stress and strain that cause jaw pain and TMJ Disorder.
- Treatment of Headaches
Many people suffer from migraines or headaches as a result of their teeth clenching or grinding, or due to their bite.
Botox treatment may be effective in reducing or eliminating certain types of headaches.
- Prevention of Daytime Teeth Damage
Though a night guard may be a good option to wear at night, it is not typically practical to wear an appliance during the day.
Unfortunately, patients who clench or grind their teeth at night will have a tendency to do this during the day as well. Botox treatment helps weaken the jaw muscles to reduce the tendency to fracture teeth or dental restorations such as caps and fillings.
At Dental One, our dentists also offer the following cosmetic treatments using Botox:
- Gummy Smile & Jaw Line Reduction
An overactive upper lip or long upper jaw can lead to much of the gums showing during a smile. Botox can help relax the upper lip muscles to reduce or eliminate the display of gums that leads to a gummy smile.
For jaw muscles, Botox treatments can help to relax them enough that the jaw line of a person may gradually change in a way to make the jaw appear less square and slimmer.
- Smile Symmetry Correction
Some people are born with an asymmetrical smile they do not like.
Depending on where the smile is asymmetrical, our dentists may use Botox to even out a smile.
- Wrinkle Reduction & Prevention
Botox may be used to reduce or eliminate wrinkles.
At Dental One, we always strive to achieve a result that appears as natural as possible, without impacting the way a patient naturally appears or smiles.