BOTOX as a Therapeutic
You've heard of using BOTOX to soften lines and wrinkles. But did you know we can use BOTOX as a Therapeutic?
Pathologic Clenching and Bruxism, leading to trauma, attrition, etc.
Injections into temporalis and masseter muscles help alleviate the symptomatology of bruxism
relieve headaches and pain
ease and reduce pain and relax the muscle, leading to less wear on teeth and restorations
Oromandibular dystonia movement disorder
Improves function of chewing and speaking
Masseteric Hypertophy - increased size of muscle; jaw looks swollen or misshapen
relaxes the muscle; creates symmetry and has jaw slimming effect
Gummy Smile or lip deformities
decreases elevation of upper lip; Lip Flip for patients who cannot tolerate intraoral devices.
Injections into painful muscles inhibit muscle contraction