Did you know Botox does much more than help frown lines and crow’s feet disappear? It also helps relieve chronic conditions like migraines, headaches, and jaw and neck pain. It can alleviate teeth clenching and grinding too. So if you often suffer from migraines or headaches, Botox might be your solution.
At Monokian Dentistry, we can provide Botox and dermal fillers for patients in Marlton and Haddonfield, NJ. Botox and dermal fillers are cosmetic treatments that can address lines and wrinkles in the face and can also be used to help patients with bite disorders. Temporomandibular disorders (TMD), commonly called TMJ, can be the underlying cause of temporal headaches. TMD is a category of jaw disorders that causes pain and dysfunction in the face and jaw. Injuries or pressure to the temporomandibular joints, which control biting and chewing, can lead to TMD.
Say Goodbye to Unwanted Lines
You’ve probably heard that it takes more than twice as many muscles to frown as it does to smile. Not surprisingly, many of those same muscles are responsible for the smoker’s lines, crow’s feet, and forehead lines. We use Botox and dermal fillers to give your face a smoother, more youthful appearance.
When injected into the face, Botox, or botulinum toxin, blocks the nerve signals to the targeted muscles and temporarily freezes them to reduce the visibility of lines and wrinkles.
Botox can address expression lines or dynamic wrinkles formed by facial movements, such as lines between the eyebrows or crow’s feet.
Dermal fillers can add volume and fullness to the lips and cheeks. Fillers can also address static wrinkles and facial scars.
Treating TMD with Botox
Temporomandibular joint disorders (TMD) can create orofacial pain and jaw dysfunction. TMJ pain can range anywhere from slightly irritating to debilitating. Fortunately, effective treatments are available, including one that may surprise you…Botox.
If you’re experiencing tooth or jaw pain, our specially trained dentists can help determine whether Botox is the right solution. Botox is FDA-approved for migraines and is effective in relaxing the muscles responsible for headaches.
Our AAFE-certified doctors provide Botox injections for patients with temporal headaches, jaw tension, and pain. During a consultation, one of our doctors will examine areas of the face and jaw where you experience pain and tension. They will also plan where to place Botox to provide the most relief. During Botox treatment, one of our certified doctors injects Botox in key areas of the face to relax the muscles. Botox can provide relief for 3 months.
Treat Teeth Clenching and Grinding with Botox
Do you clench or grind your teeth when stressed? Chronic clenching or grinding, or bruxism, can wear away the protective layer of enamel on your teeth. It can also result in cracked or broken teeth or even tooth loss. Bruxism can also increase temperature sensitivity. Botox treatment helps relax the muscles associated with clenching and grinding, protecting teeth from damage.
Addressing Uneven Smiles with Botox
We can treat gummy, uneven, or downturned smiles with Botox. When we inject Botox for patients with gummy smiles, we inject it into the upper lip. Botox lowers the upper lip over the gums to show less gum tissue. If patients have uneven or downturned smiles, we will inject Botox into the muscles surrounding the mouth that affect the lips. For instance, we can inject Botox to prevent the Depressor Anguli Oris (DAO) muscles from pulling down the smile. We can also prevent the Depressor Labii Inferioris (DLI) muscles from creating an uneven smile.
Ask Us About Botox and Dermal Fillers
Do you have orofacial pain from TMD? Are you interested in addressing facial lines and wrinkles? Call Monokian Dentistry’s Haddonfield office at 856.429.0404 and our Marlton office at 856.983.9620.