What is Botox®?
Botox® is the most popular cosmetic treatment in the world. It can reduce signs of aging in lips, the forehead, and around the eyes and chin.
Botox® is also used to treat common dental issues. Our team at Westerville Dental Associates is specially trained to administer Botox injections right in the office for any of the following treatments:
- Teeth grinding and clenching (bruxism): Bruxism is a condition in which you grind or clench your teeth. Bruxism can occur while awake or asleep and is a common cause of sleep disorder. People with bruxism are also more likely to have sleep apnea.
- TMJ (temporomandibular joint) pain: TMJ is a disorder that causes pain to the muscles in the jaw joint. Causes of TMJ include arthritis, jaw injury, or bruxism. We can treat TMJ pain with mouthguards or Botox.
- Migraine headaches: Botox® has been widely used to treat migraines since being approved by the FDA in 2010. It is believed to block the neurotransmitters that carry the pain signals of a migraine to the brain. A Botox session typically lasts only 15 minutes and can bring relief in less than two weeks.
- Cosmetic Purposes: Botox® injections reduce fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes, forehead, chin, neck, and other places. Cosmetic Botox® is a safe and effective way of minimizing "bunny lines" and "laugh lines."
Our office is a great place to ensure privacy while Botox® is administered. Treatment can be completed quickly and discreetly.