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Botox in Kamloops

Botox is a well-known and effective treatment in dentistry. Though it is most popularly known to remove and improve frown lines, wrinkles, and other cosmetic applications, dentists have also been using Botox for therapeutic purposes. Aberdeen Dental Arts in Kamloops provides safe, non-surgical, and reliable treatment for Temporomandibular joint disorders or TMJ, TMD, and other issues like tight jaw muscles and grinding and clenching teeth.

Before administering Botox injections and treatments, our dentist will check the patient’s medical history and suitability. It is crucial to remember that it is not recommended for pregnant or lactating women, and it may not produce the desired results if used with certain medications and substances. Get in touch with us to book a Botox consultation at our clinic in Kamloops and discuss your concerns with our experts.

How Does Botox Treatment Work?

Botox is a purified, natural protein that is used to relax muscles in both cosmetic and therapeutic applications. When it comes to dentistry, it can help reduce the intensity of muscle contractions and provide relief to patients who suffer from:

  • Bruxism or grinding or clenching teeth

  • Jaw displacement and stress-related jaw movements

  • Temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD) or temporomandibular joint dysfunction can cause severe jaw and facial muscle pain.

Botox injections alleviate the above conditions by relaxing the jaw muscles, thus preventing unconscious jaw movement and headaches related to teeth-grinding. Depending on the amount required, the Botox® injections take about 10-20 minutes to administer. Because it is non-surgical, these injections are no more painful than a pinprick and can be performed at our dental clinic. Though regular activity can be resumed immediately after the Botox treatment, we advise our Botox patients to avoid strenuous activity for 24 hours after treatment. It could take several days to feel the full benefits of the Botox treatment, and will continue to work for up to 3 months.

What Can Botox Treat?

One of the chief benefits of Botox is that it is minimally invasive. For this reason, dentists are increasingly using it to address numerous dental issues, negating the requirement for extensive procedures. Some common uses of botox in dentistry are:

  • Edentulous patients: Botox might help individuals whose lip muscles become repositioned because of a decrease in the vertical dimension. In these cases, it might not always be possible to use just dentures. Botox will be helpful in relaxing and retraining the muscles to accommodate the new dentures.

  • TMJ disorder:  TMJ problems can cause extreme pain and discomfort. This stems primarily from the hyperactivity of muscles. Botox can help in relaxing these muscles, offering immediate pain relief.

  • "Gummy smile": Those who have high lip muscles are often referred to as having a "gummy smile". The use of Botox can relax the muscles, leading to the creation of a lower smile line. This treatment produces immediate results.

  • Bruxism: Bruxism refers to the condition where an individual grinds and clenches their teeth. Botox treatment can minimize the muscular contractions involved. It can go hand in hand with other treatments, such as the use of nightguards.

Would you like to learn more about the various conditions our Botox in Kamloops can treat? Please reach out to us to discuss your queries with our team. 

Benefits of Botox Treatment

Botox offers the following key benefits when it comes to TMJ treatment:

  • Eliminate and prevent headaches caused by involuntary teeth grinding.

  • Prevent lockjaw, discomfort, pain, and jaw tension.

  • Improve and alleviate shoulder and neck pain.

  • Substantially reduced jaw tension.

  • Daily functions such as speaking, swallowing, and biting are not affected.

If you’re dealing with any issues listed above, please call us to speak with our dentists. We can schedule an appointment for your Botox treatment in Kamloops if needed.

Contact Us

We offer a range of comprehensive dental services to help you take care of your oral health and give you the confidence to flash a bright smile. We are always happy to welcome new patients, and our friendly and experienced team looks forward to serving all your dental needs in and around Kamloops. Contact us for more information!

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Botox Treatment in Kamloops

Our dental experts can help alleviate painful symptoms related to TMJ and involuntary teeth grinding.

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