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The Surprising Benefits of Botox in Dentistry: Beyond Wrinkle Reduction


There's no denying the popularity of Botox as a cosmetic treatment. No matter where you live, it's one of the most popular wrinkle and fine-line reduction options.


The statistics speak for themselves. In Canada, the popularity of Botox surged by more than 200 percent in the second quarter of 2022.


But what about Botox in the world of dental care?


If you want to learn more about the benefits of Botox in Winnipeg as a dental treatment, keep on reading.

It's a Great Treatment Option for TMJ Pain

If you've ever struggled with TMJ disorder, you'll know how debilitating it can be. The temporomandibular joint is one of the hardest working joints in the body, connecting the upper and lower jaw.


The TMJ allows you to perform basic daily functions like speaking, chewing, yawning, and swallowing. But when it becomes overworked, it leads to jaw pain, lock, and other issues.


Botox treatment for TMJ helps to relax the muscles that work the joint, reducing pain, stiffness, and tension.


Dental Botox Can Prevent Bruxism

If you're a serial teeth grinder or clencher, you have a condition known as bruxism. While many of us might innocently grind or clench our teeth during sleep without knowing it, serious teeth grinding and clenching can lead to many issues.


These might include tooth pain and sensitivity, facial sensitivity, jaw spasms, and persistent tension headaches. It might even lead to serious cases of TMJ pain.


Dental botox in Winnipeg is an effective treatment for those with serious bruxism. It paralyzes muscle mastication, preventing all of the above side effects.


Regulate Pain Levels After Orthodontic Therapy

Specific orthodontic treatments are a necessity to correct a host of dental issues. Some of the most popular include fixed appliances (such as braces), removable appliances (aligners), orthodontic mini implants, and retainers.


While all of these treatments differ in side effects, some can cause muscle contractions in the face. Botox is an effective treatment for relaxing these muscles, relieving pain and tension, and improving oral care.


The Botox treatment is temporary, though; with time, muscle function will return to what it was.


Adjust to the Use of New Dentures


Also known as prosthodontics, adapting to wearing dentures is a little trickier for some people than others. This is often due to hyperactive muscles in the mouth/face, which means keeping dentures in the mouth is challenging.


Some people might need help training their lips and face muscles to fit around and support the dentures. This is where Botox comes in as one of the most effective dental treatments for this issue.


It loosens the mouth or facial muscles, allowing the lips to fall naturally over the prosthodontics.


Looking for a Dentist that Offers Botox in Winnipeg?


If you think Botox as a dental treatment will benefit you, you must find a dentist with the right experience and qualifications to treat you.


Our dentists have years of expertise in administering Botox in Winnipeg and are currently working to bring it to all of our clinics Integral Dental, Ellice Dental, and Pearl Dental so that we can offer it to you.


If this sounds like something you'd like to explore, keep an eye on our Facebook page to keep up to date on when we will begin offering this treatment.

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