Botox® at the Dentist?

It may sound counterintuitive, but when you consider dentists are experts in maxillofacial procedures, then it only makes sense to receive Botox® at the dentist. Botox is known for helping reduce the appearance of wrinkles, but it also has a number of practical uses in dentistry.

At Brush Rinse Floss, we use Botox to treat specific conditions. These include high lip lines (common in denture-wearers), nighttime teeth grinding (bruxism), migraine headaches, TMJ disorder, and making dentures more comfortable for first-time wearers. Botox can also be used to temporarily correct the appearance of a “gummy smile” by relieving overactive lip muscles.

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Schedule a Botox® Session

Do you have a “gummy smile,” or suffer from migraine headaches or TMJ disorder? Schedule a Botox® session with the Brush Rinse Floss team today!

What is Botox?

Botox® is derived from the botulinum toxin. Botox works by temporarily paralyzing and relaxing targeted muscles. The effect usually lasts up to three months, at which point patients can seek additional injections. In 2010, the FDA approved Botox injections in the treatment of migraine headaches and other chronically painful conditions.

How Botox Works

With Botox® treatments, the injection is delivered directly into the muscle tissue, temporarily paralyzing and relaxing the muscle. Using migraine relief as an example, the practitioner injects Botox into 7 specific muscle areas in the head and neck. This procedure is repeated every 12 weeks to maintain migraine relief.

What to Expect

After your Botox® injection, the injection site may be sore for several days. Botox may cause the affected muscles to feel somewhat weaker. When Botox is used for an extended period, it may cause injected muscles to atrophy. This is reversible upon stopping treatment. There have been reports of temporary side effects such as flu-like symptoms, palpitations, tingling sensations, and nausea. These side effects are rare and usually go away within one to two days.

Schedule a Consultation

Do you suffer from recurring migraine headaches or jaw pain from temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ)? We’re here to help. Call Brush Rinse Floss and schedule an appointment at one of our 9 Detroit Metro area locations.