Botox from your Dentist: Who’d Have Thought?

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Botox from your Dentist: Who’d Have Thought?

When people think of visiting the dentist’s office, they often assume they will only be taking care of their teeth. But in actuality, dentists are highly trained in all aspects of the face’s function and anatomy, not just the teeth. Coming in for a Botox and dermal filler appointment at your dentist’s office could help address your aesthetic needs and provide pain relief from a condition like TMJ. 

Read on for a full list of Botox and dermal filler benefits. It’s a new year, so visit the dental spa at Koch Aesthetics Dentistry for a new you!

Botox at the Dentist Office

Botox is a protein that temporarily relaxes muscles and helps reduce the appearance of wrinkles. Cosmetic surgeons and dermatologists commonly use Botox to improve the aesthetic look of the face. At the dentist’s office, however, Botox can be used for much more. 

1. Fixing High Lip Lines

When a smile features a large amount of exposed gum above the teeth, it can have an undesired aesthetic effect and appear “gummy.” Dentists also call this condition “high lip lines.” Surgery can be one solution for high lip lines, but it is often costly and invasive. 

Instead of surgery, your dentist can use Botox to fix a gummy smile. Botox offers a quick, non-invasive, and cost-efficient alternative to surgery. 

2. Adjusting to New Dentures

New dentures can often cause discomfort because of the rapid and significant changes they introduce into the mouth. The use of Botox can help relax the muscles around the dentures and relieve these feelings of discomfort. In fact, Botox helps treat pain associated with most kinds of orthodontic and dental treatments. 

3. Enhancing Your Smile

Botox in dentistry can help enhance and reshape your smile. Your dentist can use Botox and dermal fillers to lessen the appearance of lip lines and wrinkles and provide a more youthful look. Botox can also be used to relax the chin’s muscles to address “orange peel or scrotal chin. 

Your dentist can also utilize fillers in the cheeks to help decrease jowls and smile lines. Fillers can also be used in the chin to enhance jawline shape.

Botox and fillers treatments are usually simple, and the results last for up to six months. Koch Aesthetic Dentistry wants you to feel confident and excited about your smile, and coming in for a Botox or dermal fillers treatment can help enhance your smile. 

Botox for TMJ

TMJ or temporomandibular joint problems occur when muscles become tight from stress. TMJ could become a serious and painful condition if left untreated. Additionally, clenching your teeth or night grinding can cause pain with chewing, talking, and other jaw movements. Continuous teeth grinding can also damage teeth and result in cavities and the need for crowns

Addressing teeth grinding and TMJ is essential for your health, and Botox can help mitigate some of these problems. Your dentist can utilize Botox to relax TMJ joints and provide pain relief, as well as prevent grinding. 

Learn More About Botox Treatments at Koch Aesthetic Dentistry

The new year is a perfect time to come in for your new smile. Koch Aesthetic Dentistry offers a variety of dental and aesthetic treatments in a comfortable Dental Spa environment. If you’d like to learn more about getting Botox and dermal filler treatments at the dentist’s office, don’t hesitate to contact us today.