If you frequently grind your teeth, you could benefit from a Botox® treatment at Palmieri Dentistry in Mooresville, North Carolina. Call for an appointment with Dr. Roberto Palmieri and his team or book one online to see how this minimally invasive cosmetic injection can prevent grinding and its related pains or even improve your smile.
Increasingly offered at dental offices, Botox is the most well-known brand of the injectable neurotoxin purified from botulinum bacteria. It’s used for a variety of cosmetic and medical services, especially treatments for your face.
You may not associate Botox with dentistry, but smiles are a leading cause of facial wrinkles and teeth grinding, which can cause headaches or migraines.
Dr. Palmieri strives to improve your smile and prevent pain with all the latest options, so he now prescribes Botox injections for many men and women.
Botox injections are a form of muscle relaxant, temporarily immobilizing targeted muscles in your face or other treatment areas.
Dr. Palmieri uses a needle to subcutaneously deliver the purified type A toxin, which stops muscle contractions largely responsible for weakened skin that leads to wrinkles.
With teeth grinding — whether it’s stress-related or subconscious during sleep — Botox can calm the nerves and tissues involved in grinding. Only the localized treatment area is affected, so there’s no danger of wider paralysis.
Besides facial muscles used in teeth grinding, Botox can treat gummy smiles as well.
Each service takes only about 15 minutes, and there’s no recovery time needed.
Most women and men don’t feel a troublesome amount pain. Anesthesia isn’t even needed since Botox injections aren’t surgeries or genuinely invasive. Still, Dr. Palmieri uses thinner needles to help minimize discomfort.
You can typically expect a quick recovery, but you may potentially experience one or more side effects:
You’ll notice a less gummy smile or reduced symptoms of teeth grinding within a week, depending on why you received the injections. Botox's effects often last a few months, but results vary, and you may need more or fewer treatments than others.
To see if this innovative service is right for you, call for an appointment or book one online now.
*Individual Results May Vary