BOTOX® (onabotulinumtoxinA) is most commonly associated with cosmetic treatments to remove lines and wrinkles. However, it has also been approved by the FDA to treat a variety of other conditions, including:
BOTOX injections are often recommended as temporary solutions to these problems and work by blocking pain signals from the nerves to the muscles. This allows your muscles to relax and halts muscle contractions to relieve discomfort and, in the case of dental conditions such as bruxism, help prevent further damage from occurring.
When you receive BOTOX, a certified provider will carefully inject the BOTOX medication into the areas around your jaw, neck or ears to soothe symptoms and pain. Our dentists will also take special care to assess your muscle mass and the severity of your condition in order to determine how much BOTOX will be needed to relieve your discomfort. This procedure can be completed in just a few minutes and does not require surgery, incisions or stitches. You will be able to return to your regular daily activities as soon as you leave the office.
For more information about non-cosmetic BOTOX treatments, and to make an appointment with our dentists, please contact our office today.