New York Dental Botox
Treating TMJ & gummy smiles with dental botox.
What is dental botox?
Dental botox has similar effects as the normal kind of botox and is used in medicine for various reasons, including the relaxation of muscles and prevention of muscle spasms. For dental services by Dr. Lue of New York, it's used to treat patients with dental conditions such as TMJ or gummy smiles that result from excessive contraction of a certain muscle group.
TMJ disorders or "temporomandibular joint" disorders deal with the jawbone that attaches your lower jaw to your skull, and can be quite painful. Botox injections done by dentist Dr. Lue in New York can offer almost immediate relief for those with painful TMJ disorders.
Gummy gum treatment with botox is more corrective as opposed to pain-relieving in nature and can help patients cosmetically who have overly gummy smiles by relaxing the muscles that increase the elevation of your upper lip.
Dental botox is administered via injection and treatment will typically take between 30 minutes to an hour to complete, depending on the severity of the condition and number of muscles that need to be treated. These injections are quick and painless and generally performed under local anesthesia. Once dental botox is injected by our dentist Dr. Lue in New York into specific muscles surrounding the mouth, those muscle groups will begin to relax over time. The effects are not permanent and follow up appointments may be needed.
What are the benefits of dental botox?
Dental botox can provide therapeutic pain relief to those with TMJ and is also a great treatment option for patients with gummy smiles. The pain relief effects are immediate, and the treatment itself can last upwards of 6 months according to Dr. Lue, dentist in New York.
Dental issues that can be treated with botox include:
Clenching or grinding of teeth
And many others!
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