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Ways We Use Botox in Dentistry

October 22, 2021
Posted By: Dr. Youngwoo Joo
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At Toronto Lakeshore Dental, we're proud to offer our patients the latest in dental technology, and that includes Botox treatments. While Botox is often considered a cosmetic treatment for eliminating fine lines and wrinkles, it also has other helpful features for our patients. Here are some of the ways we use Botox in Toronto to benefit our patients.

Headaches and Migraines

When you suffer from headaches, it can be very debilitating and significantly reduce the quality of your life. One of the ways that Botox alleviates fine lines and wrinkles is to relax your muscles by preventing the release of certain chemicals between a nerve and a muscle. This helps patients who are suffering from chronic headaches and even migraines to find relief. Botox treatments are quick and efficient, and the effects typically last for 4-6 months. 

Clenching and Grinding

Also known as bruxism, clenching and grinding your teeth can cause a host of issues such as:

  • Excessive wear to your teeth
  • Neck and facial pain
  • Jaw joint issues
  • Tenderness when biting or chewing

Bruxism typically takes place at night while you sleep. Many patients wear a mouth guard, or removable oral appliance at night to protect their teeth and jaw from the damage that bruxism causes. However, for some patients, a nightguard is not enough. Botox can help alleviate bruxism when it is targeted to certain muscle groups. Since your muscles are basically working to damage your teeth, you want to have this issue treated as soon as possible to prevent any severe damage from occurring.

Cosmetic Solutions With Botox

For most of us, appearance matters in our careers and personal lives. When you look your best, you feel confident, and this can help you achieve your goals. Botox can also help you maintain a youthful appearance, with little to no recovery or downtime, and no invasive surgeries.

Contact Our Etobicoke Dental Office

Dr. Ellie Moore is certified in using Botox, and we can use this treatment to target the specific muscles that are causing your nighttime bruxism or TMJ. This means no more headaches, and your teeth won't have any further issues either. If you'd like to learn more about how Botox can help you, contact Toronto Lakeshore Dental today and schedule a consultation with Dr. Moore.