At Cloverdale Dental Group in Etobicoke we have an onsite registered nurse who is qualified to provide our patients with Botox® as a therapeutic and/or cosmetic treatment option.
What is Botox?
Dental professionals are able to use a purified protein called Botox (Botulinum Toxin). When it's injected into the facial muscles, it releases neurotoxins, which help keep the muscles from contracting, allowing them to relax, creating therapeutic benefits.
Botox could also be used to help eliminate or reduce facial wrinkles. As part of your cosmetic dental care, botox can temporarily relax a patient’s muscles which may provide aesthetic benefits.
We can use botox as a therapeutic treatment option for patients with the following conditions in Etobicoke:
- Treatment of Jaw Pain or TMJ Pain
Botox can be a good option for patients that clench or grind their teeth and aren't willing to wear or unable to tolerate a nightguard when they sleep.
Botox treatments could also be a good choice for patients that have recurring TMJ or jaw pain, even when they are wearing a nightguard.
The Botox is injected into the facial muscles that are involved in clenching or grinding to weaken or minimize the muscles. This relieves the strain and stress that causes pain in the TMJ and jaw.
- Treatment of Headaches
Lots of people suffer from different kinds of headaches such as migraines or migraine-like headaches as a result of their bite or due to grinding or clenching.
Botox treatments might be effective at eliminating or reducing certain kinds of headaches.
- Prevention of Daytime Teeth Damage
Even though a nightguard can be effective and well-tolerated for many patients who clench or grind their teeth, it's generally not practical to wear an appliance in the daytime.
Unfortunately, patients that have the habit of clenching or grinding at night probably also clench or grind their teeth during the day.
Botox treatment can help weaken the jaw muscles to reduce the tendency to break teeth or dental restorations such as caps and fillings.
At Cloverdale Dental Group, we also offer the cosmetic treatments below using Botox:
- Gummy Smile & Jaw Line Reduction
Some patients have either an overactive upper lip or a long upper jaw that makes lots of the gums show when they smile. Botox could be used to help relax the upper lip muscles in order to eliminate or reduce the display of the gums.
Botox treatments for jaw muscles may also help relax them enough that over time, the patient's jawline can change in a way to give a less square and slimmer jawline.
- Smile Symmetry Correction
Some people have a natural asymmetrical smile that they do not like.
Depending on where the smile is asymmetrical, our dental team could use Botox to even out the smile.
- Wrinkle Reduction & Prevention
Botox can be used to help eliminate or reduce wrinkles.
At Cloverdale Dental Group, our Botox treatment goal is to achieve a result that looks as natural as possible without affecting the way a person naturally smiles or looks.
At Cloverdale Dental Group Botox ®️️️ treatments are safely administered by our registered nurse (RN) Maria Mints who has been performing and teaching cosmetic procedures for 18 years.
Maria has been a member of the College of Nurses of Ontario since 2002 and is a mentor within Ontario's aesthetic industry.
Fill out the form below to request a Botox appointment with Maria Mints.