As a mainstream cosmetic treatment for facial wrinkles and lines, Botox in Massachusetts is also used by many dental practices, including Smile Boutique, to assist their patients with various dental needs. Considered a reasonably noninvasive treatment, Botox has helped thousands overcome ailments such as Bruxism, TMJ, and more.
While many believe Botox is an unbudgeted expense, most insurance policies cover treatment. That is, when it comes to your oral health. When administered by an approved dental practice to treat underlying concerns, Botox is considered a medical need instead of a cosmetic want. In this article, our experts are highlighting three reasons, beyond the aesthetics, to consider Botox.
As we mentioned, several dental practices have adopted the use of Botox treatments to assist their patients with many needs. From pain management to apparatus fitting, it’s time to relook at Botox.
Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction is a common disorder caused by misalignment of the teeth or jaw, injury to the jaw, grinding or clenching, arthritis, and stress. Left untreated, TMJ can worsen, causing increased discomfort and severe pain.
Botox has been shown as a highly effective solution to alleviate much of the pain associated with TMJ. Lasting an average of three months, patients have reported little to no pain and a significant increase in jaw mobility.
While grinding the jaw’s teeth or clenching the jaw is common, these actions can be devastating in excess. Bruxism is the condition of clenching or grinding excessively with no underlying cause. Often, this condition will improve on its own. However, for many, Bruxism is a life-long occurrence. Your dentist can recommend various forms of treatment, Botox being one.
With Botox treatments, the masseter muscle is slightly weakened to eliminate the involuntary grinding and clenching actions. This treatment then allows your muscles to relax, heal, and reduce the stress and damage being caused to your teeth.
Possibly the most well known reason to undergo Botox treatments is for aesthetic purposes. As Smile Boutique, our team of highly trained, experienced experts can discuss and create a plan to help you achieve your goals and feel confident about your smile again!
While many people consider Botox treatments primarily for age reversal, Smile Boutique proudly offers this service to our patients to aid in their oral health. From comfort to self-confidence, higher success with certain treatments and pain relief, Botox may be the affordable, immediate solution you seek.
To learn more and find out if Botox is right for you, contact our team at Smile Boutique today to schedule your consultation (508) 481-8094.