How Will Botox Help Your Smile’s Health?

We offer our patients a wide array of treatment options to help them enjoy optimal oral health, such as cosmetic and restorative dental care. You may be surprised to learn that in addition to our same day crowns and dental implants, we also provide Botox, which offers a number of benefits for common oral health issues, such as TMJ disorder. How will Botox help smiles in Urbandale, IA?

TMJ Disorder and More

We administer the treatment via an injection. The Botulinum toxin then inhibits the production of acetylcholine, which helps relax muscles in the face and jaw. As a result, we use the solution to stop the tension behind jaw joint strain, which helps prevent the uncomfortable symptoms of TMJ disorder and bruxism (teeth grinding). Patients often find relief for facial pain, headaches, stiffness, issues with airways when breathing, acid reflux, and jaw clenching/teeth grinding. The effects of the treatment typically last around six months, which means we can administer them again during each of your routine checkup and cleaning visits.

The Impact of TMJ and Bruxism

If you encounter pain in your face or jaw, a popping sensation in the jaw, headaches and tooth sensitivity, then you may be suffering from the onset of TMJ disorder or bruxism. Without treatment, you could eventually develop trouble opening and closing your mouth, as well as a greater risk of damage to your teeth. When your teeth become chipped, cracked, or worn down, then the risk of tooth decay and harmful infections only increases. Don’t ignore these issues because you assume treatment is time consuming, talk to us about our unique treatment options!

Cosmetic Benefits

While we administer Botox to correct a myriad of oral health concerns, such as TMJ disorder, the treatment also offers a beneficial side effect: improved facial esthetics! Often, patients find the treatment helps smooth fine lines, crows’ feet, and wrinkles around the mouth.

Do You Have Questions About Facial Esthetics?

Dr. Lawson and our team want to help you enjoy a healthy and comfortable smile. To learn more, schedule a consultation by calling our dentistry office in Urbandale, IA, at 515-278-4366. We also serve residents of Waukee, Grimes, Johnston, and Clive, IA.