Preventive Treatments and Improved Facial Esthetics

You may be surprised to find out that Botox helps address a wide array of oral health concerns, from TMJ disorder to bruxism. We also employ Botox to help address other sources of discomfort, such as headaches and migraines. How does a procedure known mainly for esthetic improvements help restore your smile and prevent damage?

Save Time and Prevent Damage

Your Urbandale dentist administers Botox via an injection. For patients with issues related to jaw joint strain, such as TMJ disorder and teeth grinding, the treatment helps relax facial muscles. The Botulinum toxin blocks the release of acetylcholine, relaxing stiffness in the muscles and easing strain on the jaw joints. We also use the treatment to help stop airway obstruction, preventing patients from suffering sleep difficulties or destroying dental work as their body struggles to establish an airway.

Of course, the treatment also offers cosmetic benefits, smoothing fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes and on the forehead to create a younger appearance. We may administer the treatment during your regular checkups, as results typically last around six months.

Ready to enjoy a more comfortable smile and improved facial esthetics? Learn more about the benefits of Botox by calling Lawson Family Dentistry in Urbandale, IA, today at 515-278-4366.