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Dental Cosmetic and Therapeutic BOTOX® procedures

Botox and dermal fillers are cosmetic treatments given through injections. They are minimally invasive, meaning they do not involve surgery. That is where their similarities end, however.

Botox is often thought of as a way to reduce wrinkles, but there are a number of uses in dentistry. Botox and dermal fillers can help minimize TMJ and migraine symptoms, as well as reducing gummy smile. While Botox and other dermal fillers are similar, it’s important to know the difference. Botox is derived from a neuromuscular toxin (botulinum), while most fillers are Hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring nutrient that we lose as we get older.

What Is a BOTOX® Treatment?

BOTOX treatment is not a new procedure in the medical field. It’s been around for many years, treating frown lines, wrinkles and other muscular conditions that come with aging. Dentists can also use BOTOX for therapeutic purposes, such as complications associated with tight jaw muscles, like grinding and clenching teeth. The use of BOTOX® in dentistry has recently become popular among stakeholders in the industry.

BOTOX treatments can be used in two main ways within dentistry, therapeutically and cosmetically.

  1. The ability of BOTOX® to relax an individual’s muscles also has therapeutic applications. It can be used to help patients struggling with dental issues, such as:
    • Temporomandibular joint disorder (TJD) — dysfunction of the TMJ can lead to extreme jaw and facial muscle pain
    • Orthodontic therapy — restraining muscle movement to keep teeth from relapsing
    • Bruxism — grinding or clenching teeth
    • Adjusting to new dentures by fixing irregular muscle contractions

  2. BOTOX® can be used cosmetically to treat wrinkles. Injections are administered to temporarily relax a patient’s muscles. This creates a smoother, younger look.

How does BOTOX cosmetic treatment work?

BOTOX cosmetic treatment uses a very simple mechanism. It works by releasing neurotoxins, which prevent the muscles of the face from contracting. When injected into the facial muscles, Botox attaches itself to the nerve endings, blocking the release of neurotransmitters to the central nervous system. This helps in relaxing the muscles of the face.

BOTOX treatment is painless. However, our doctors may use ice packs on the injected areas to prevent the possibility of swelling and discomfort.

Does BOTOX have any side effects?

The side effects of BOTOX® treatment are mild, and they go away within a few hours or days after treatment.

Where can I get Dental BOTOX Treatment?

There's no doubt dentists are the best people to administer BOTOX injections due to their familiarity with the anatomy of the head.

If you're located in Kitchener or Cambridge area and looking for a dentist offering BOTOX cosmetic treatment, contact us or book an appointment online.

Solar Dental Kitchener

(Fairway Plaza)

655 Fairway Road South
Kitchener, ON N2C 1X4

1-519-893-2790

Solar Dental Masonville

(North London)

60 Fanshawe, Park Road East
London, ON N5X 4C5

1-519-518-6333

The Esthene Centre

(South London)

879 Waterloo Street
London, ON N6A 3W7

1-519-672-5373

Solar Dental Cambridge

(South Cambridge)

#103, 125 Dundas Street North
Cambridge, ON N1R 5N6

1-519-543-0888