How does Botox treat TMJ Disorder (TMD)?

Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMD or TMJD) can be a painful and debilitating condition. It’s often associated with symptoms like: Joint stiffness. Limited range of motion. Popping. Clicking. Jaw deviation. Difficulty eating. Migraines and headaches. Applying Botox to the muscles around your TMJ can naturally ease the tension in those tissues for several months. The great part about using Botox around your TMJ is that it sometimes eliminates the need for a daytime bite splint or pain medication. Rather than treating

How is Botox used for gummy smiles?

A “gummy” smile is one where excessive gingiva (gum tissue) shows when you’re laughing or smiling. One of the reasons this can happen is because of hyperactive muscles in your upper lip. When Botox is applied just under your lip, it helps those muscles to relax. As a result, your upper lip drops just a small amount so that it doesn’t come up as high when you’re smiling. Consequently, it covers some of that gingiva so that you’re seeing more

How long does Botox last?

At your first application, it can take a few days before you start to see any visible effects of the treatment. That’s because it can take up to a few weeks before Botox fully affects the muscles where it’s applied. When used regularly, the results of Botox are fairly consistent and manageable. Most people need a touch up about every 3-6 months. That means you can get Botox reapplied during your regular dental checkups, or just schedule a short visit