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Botox and its uses in dentistry
Botox for gummy smile correction

While some people smile, their upper lip elevates too far above their upper teeth, exposing gums and producing an unattractive “Gummy Smile." This phenomenon could be due to several factors. One of the reasons is hyperactive muscle which elevates the upper lip. Occasionally, the gummy smile is also aggravated by a thin upper lip that further contributes to the problem by exposing the upper gum even more.

While for most people smiling is an expression of happiness, individuals whose gums stand out more than their smile does often feel self-conscious. Very often those with gummy smiles try to control and minimize their smile and some feel so self-conscious that they prefer not to smile at all.   This may have a detrimental effect on one's professional, social, and personal relationships.

Thankfully, gummy smile reduction is now possible, simple and effective. Utilizing a non-surgical approach by injecting small amounts of Botox® into the hyperactive muscle of the upper lip, Dr. Yagudin will give you a smile that is natural and carefree. This simple procedure will weaken the hyperactive muscles and reduce the elevation of your upper lip, thereby reducing your inhibiting gummy smile. If  a thin upper lip is a contributing factor, Dr. Yagudin may suggest concomitant upperlip augmentation with FDA approved fillers such as Restylane or Juvederm.

Botox for crows feet correction

Crow's feet are those annoying little lines on the side of the eyes that can age your appearance far more rapidly than many other skin conditions. Named for their forked appearance, somewhat like a crow's foot, these eye wrinkles can certainly become a burden. And over time, they deepen more and more as the muscles that control our expressions thicken from use.

BOTOX is a purified form of the botulinum toxin injected in miniscule amounts into the appropriate muscle causing it to relax and diminish or eliminate unwanted wrinkles including crow's feet. BOTOX Cosmetics has been used for over 15 years to treat neurologic and ophthamological disorders and is fast becoming the chosen inexpensive, non-surgical treatment to reverse visible signs of aging. After BOTOX treatments, wrinkles around the eyes and forehead are diminished. This is because BOTOX relaxes those muscles that cause crow's feet wrinkles to form.

Botox for tmj disorders

Utility in Treating TMJ Disorder, Teeth Grinding, and Teeth Clenching
TMJ disorder, teeth grinding (bruxism), and teeth clenching can all cause extreme pain and disrupt daily life. Fortunately, all of these problems can be treated with BOTOX® Dental Therapeutic, which relaxes the muscles that control the jaw (temporomandibular) joint. In the past, traditional treatments such as dental splints or night guards were used to treat these conditions. However, BOTOX® Dental Therapeutic injections deliver targeted treatment to the source of the problem and allow you to enjoy your life free from pain.

Botox for implant placement

Utility in Dental Implant Surgery

Because BOTOX® injections relax the muscles surrounding the jaw joint, targeted injections are useful in reducing the stress placed on new dental implants. Treatment with BOTOX® Dental Therapeutic is an especially important part of the one-day implant process, in which the implant or implants are placed in just one appointment. Reducing the stress put on a new dental implant helps it become successfully integrated into your jaw bone, so you can count on many years of beautiful, worry-free smiles.

At our practices, patient comfort, cleanliness, and professionalism are paramount considerations. Though BOTOX® Cosmetic and BOTOX® Dental Therapeutic are used to accomplish very different goals, you can be assured that you will achieve a superior result whether you undergo treatment for aesthetic reasons or to relieve muscle-related problems. We encourage you to learn more about BOTOX® injections administered.