Chicago Botox Dental Treatment in Lakeview & South Loop
BOTOX® Dental Therapeutic Treatment and More by certified Doctors at Art of Modern Dentistry
Do you experience pain caused by grinding or clenching your teeth or TMJ disorder? Do you have fine lines or wrinkles you would love to smooth out? In either of these situations, you could be a candidate for BOTOX® (Botulinum Toxin Type A injections. Our doctors are certified to administer this treatment option right in our office.
Most people recognize BOTOX® injections as a cosmetic treatment. However, it has been proven to work as a pain reliever for a number of dental conditions that affect the muscles of the jaw. When used as a therapeutic tool, BOTOX® can be a useful tool in TMJ treatment and dental surgery, as well as to ensure the success of a variety of other dental treatments.
BOTOX® Dental Therapeutic
BOTOX® injections weren’t initially used to improve appearance. They were created for medical purposes. Spastic muscles, or those that clench involuntarily, can be embarrassing and cause severe discomfort. When BOTOX® injections are delivered to these muscles, it can resolve involuntary teeth clenching, facial tics and other dental and facial problems that are medical in nature. One treatment can produce up to three to four months of relief.
At Art of Modern Dentistryour dentists are BOTOX® certified to provide therapeutic injections to help patients overcome issues related to the muscles in the face. We use these injections to treat TMJ, as well as improve the chances of a successful outcome for dental restorations and surgical procedures.
Utility in Treating TMJ Disorder, Teeth Grinding and Teeth Clenching
Teeth clenching, teeth grinding and TMJ disorder can all cause a lot of pain and discomfort, disrupting daily life. All of these conditions can be resolved with the use of BOTOX® for therapeutic purposes. These injections relax the muscles in the face responsible for controlling the temporomandibular joint, or jaw joint. Dental splints and night guards were previously used for treating these conditions, but BOTOX® can deliver targeted relief to attack the source of the problem, rather than simply alleviating the symptoms, allowing you to enjoy a pain-free life.
Utility in Dental Implant Surgery
BOTOX® injections used during dental implant surgery can relax the muscles in the jaw joint, which can help reduce stress during the procedure. This is especially important in patients who undergo the implant procedure in one day, preparing the area and implanting the tooth in just one appointment. It reduces the stress on the dental implant, improving the success of the implant. This will ensure many years of a beautiful smile.