Therapeutic Botox in San Francisco
Are you suffering from pain that is related to TMJ disorder, clenching or teeth grinding? Do you want to smooth the fine lines and wrinkles that have developed? If you answered yes, you may be a candidate for Botox® (Botulinum toxin Type A) Dental Therapeutic injections. Golden Gate Dental certified Doctors provide Botox Dental Therapeutic treatments for those patients who are deemed to be appropriate candidates. Please use our Appointment Link to schedule your Free Consultation Today.
Clenching and Jaw Pain
The use of Botox has recently been found to help relieve jaw tension and pain associated with teeth grinding and clenching, as well as other conditions, such as temporomandibular joint disorders (TMJ). Botox provides temporary relief of constant pain associated with these disorders. The treatment’s goal is to reduce the amount of clenching instances and their intensity of pain. In some cases, chronic teeth grinding can result in a fracturing, loosening, or loss of teeth. The chronic grinding may wear the teeth down to stumps. When these events happen, bridges, crowns, root canals, implants, partial dentures, and even complete dentures may be needed. Not only can severe grinding damage teeth and result in tooth loss, it can also affect your jaws, result in hearing loss, cause or worsen TMD/TMJ, and even change the appearance of your face.
Our patients have had successful results in treatment of tension headaches and migraines. Botox is a versatile drug and as such may also be used to relax muscles that prevent the mouth from opening. To prevent the gums from showing too much when smiling we can treat and relax the upper lip. Excessive and uncontrolled salivary flow can also be reduced. Another beneficial side-effect of this treatment is the smoothing of lines between the brows and in the forehead.
Botox Long Term Effects
There has been a significant number of research performed on the safety and applications of Botox. It has been proven to be extremely safe especially when used within FDA Guidelines. The therapeutic applications of Botox continues to grow as it has become the wonder drug. There are by far more medical therapeutic applications for Botox than cosmetic applications for Botox.
Botox is a safe, natural, protein and a powerful muscle relaxant with the least possible side-effects. Botulinum toxin does not remain in the body indefinitely, so if there is an adverse effect it is only temporary. There is also the likely possibility that with frequent treatments, the injected muscles will atrophy allowing the patient to go longer and longer between treatments. Botox injections only affect the areas of treatment.