What is dental botox?
Dental Botox uses Botox injections to treat dental conditions caused by the TMJ and surrounding muscles.
We inject Botox into specific facial muscles to block the nerve signals that cause your muscles to contract. Greenpoint, Brooklyn dental Botox injections prevent you from moving the muscles that are contributing to your TMJ disorder or teeth grinding and causing your discomfort.
What to expect after Botox
It takes a few days for dental Botox to block the nerve signals; you can expect your injections to last for up to four months. You’ll need to regularly repeat your Greenpoint, Brooklyn dental Botox injections for long-term relief.
How does dental botox improve your oral health?
Your TMJ functions like a hinge that enables you to move your mouth so you can speak and chew. When your TMJ is too tense, this causes numerous problems for your oral health, like jaw misalignment, bite issues, and tooth brittleness caused by uneven wear and tear.
If TMJ disorder affects your tooth alignment, your teeth will be harder to clean, increasing your chances of developing gum disease and tooth decay. Tooth enamel that’s damaged by teeth grinding also raises your risk of tooth decay. Treating your TMJ disorder with dental Botox in Greenpoint, Brooklyn improves your symptoms so that they’re less likely to negatively impact your oral health. You’re also more likely to regularly brush and floss your teeth if it's comfortable for you to open and close your mouth.
What are the benefits of dental botox?
There are multiple benefits associated with dental Botox for our patients:
Botox is a non-invasive option for alleviating your pain
Other treatments to remedy TMJ disorder or teeth grinding involve more invasive procedures, like surgery, that have a longer recovery period. There’s no recovery time necessary for Greenpoint, Brooklyn dental Botox.
You can improve the shape of your jaw
It’s common for patients with TMJ disorder to have a square jaw due to the constant muscle activity; this produces a square jaw shape because the muscles are continuously contracted. Dental Botox in Greenpoint, Brooklyn can help change the shape of your jaw by preventing these muscles from contracting. This relieves jaw pain caused by chronic jaw clenching.
If you need dentures, dental Botox can relax your jaw muscles so that it’s more comfortable for you to wear and adjust to your new dentures.
Botox has minimal side effects
There are minimal side effects associated with dental Botox. You may experience a little soreness and bruising for a few days after your Greenpoint, Brooklyn dental Botox, but these side effects shouldn’t affect your daily activities or require you to change your diet or oral hygiene routine.
We encourage treatments that help our patients optimize their oral health and minimize pain related to chronic conditions. Contact us to schedule an appointment.
If you suffer from TMJ (temporomandibular joint) disorder or teeth grinding, dental Botox is an effective treatment to alleviate your symptoms and improve your oral health.
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Our philosophy for dentistry is simple and straightforward. We aim to provide care that is in your best interest. This means we are transparent and non judgemental, kind and empathetic. We have multiple specialists in house as we feel that this is the best way to provide comprehensive care to our patients.
Our office is relaxing and spa-like because let's face it, no one loves going to the dentist. We're trying to change that by providing a soothing environment for oral care.
Dr. Vicky Athanasiou
Founder, General Dentist