General and Cosmetic Dentistry located in Denver, CO
Relieve TMJ Disorders and Migraines
The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder can cause significant pain in the area in front of your ears. This pain can be debilitating and can affect the way you eat, talk, and function. If you suffer from TMJ pain, or experience frequent or severe headaches, Botox could help you get relief from your symptoms. Botox acts by temporarily paralyzing muscles, and when it’s injected into the affected area it decreases strength of muscle contractions, and alleviates pain.
Relax Bruxism and Muscle Spasms
Bruxism (clenching and grinding) is another condition that Botox can treat, and is often linked with TMJ pain. Botox paralyzes muscles, decreasing the force they can create on clenching and grinding, and alleviating pain in the muscles themselves. Through time, Botox retrains and shrinks muscles, offering longer term relieve than a night guard alone.
Hyperactive Lip and High Smile Lines
Patients with high lip lines and smiles, or hyperactive upper lips, can utilize Botox to relax the upper lip and achieve a more esthetic/lower lip position when smiling. This is a quick and more immediate form of treatment without invasive surgery.