How Dentists Use Botox
November 01, 2017
Category: Oral Health
Tags: Botox  

Many patients are pleasantly surprised to learn that their dentist Dr. Dawn Rickert at New Hope Cosmetic & Family Dentistry in New Hope, botoxPA can administer Botox treatments. Botox is traditionally used to achieve a better looking facial appearance. But Botox also has important dental applications for patients who are experiencing pain or discomfort. Learn more about how dentists use Botox and how it can help improve your smile.

What Is Botox?
Botox is made of a special toxin that relaxes muscles when injected into the skin. It is used as a treatment for people who are having problems with aging and wrinkling skin. But Botox also has other uses and is now being used as a dental treatment in certain cases. 

How Dentists Use Botox
Dentists use Botox in combination with standard dental treatments to help fix your smile and relieve chronic pain. Here are a few common issues that Botox injections by your New Hope, PA dentist can address:

- TMJ disorder (clicking and popping in the jaw).
- Jaw clenching at night (bruxism).
- Relieving pain in the face due to dental disorders.
- Reducing the appearance of “gummy smiles.”
- Relief from migraines and headaches.

Of course, there are also cosmetic applications. Botox can also help smooth out the lines and wrinkles around your mouth when you smile.

Botox Upkeep
After you complete a Botox treatment, you must keep up regular appointments with your dentist for upkeep. One Botox treatment takes minutes but will likely last for months. You can then schedule another appointment with your dentist for Botox as well as a cleaning and polishing of your teeth. The great thing about going to a dentist for treatment is that you can also have your teeth whitened or be evaluated for cosmetic restorations like veneers and crowns.

Call Your Dentist for Botox
Call New Hope Cosmetic & Family Dentistry in New Hope, PA at 215-862-2525 to ask Dr. Dawn Rickert about Botox treatments for better oral and dental health.