BOTOX and Filler Treatments

What is BOTOX?

Are you familiar with the origin of penicillin, the first antibiotic discovered? It was originally derived from mold, and the story of BOTOX is a similar tale of using science to turn something harmful into something incredibly beneficial. BOTOX is another word for botulinum toxin, a neurotoxic protein produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum — the same bacterium that causes botulism. Thanks to modern science, we are able to take that compound and use it for a number of medical purposes.

BOTOX can treat my TMJ disorder and bruxism?

Yes! BOTOX injections relieve pain caused by TMJ disorders and bruxism by relaxing the muscles in your face, which prevents jaw tension, clenching, and teeth grinding. This muscle relaxation helps to relieve pain in your jaw, neck, and shoulders, in addition to reducing the occurrence of migraines and headaches. It can also help protect your teeth from damage due to pressure or grinding.

BOTOX for Aesthetic Purposes

While BOTOX treatments are proving effective in treating some dental problems, you are probably more familiar with the use of BOTOX for aesthetic reasons, usually to eliminate wrinkles and fine lines. That is another popular use for the injections. Many people successfully use BOTOX injections to create a younger look and increase their confidence in their smile.

What are dermal fillers?

Dermal fillers are soft tissue fillers approved by the FDA in order to smooth areas of the face and combat the volume lost with aging. Common areas treated with fillers include the cheeks, lips and jaw line. 

Come See Dr. Funke to Learn if Botox or Dermal Fillers Could be Beneficial for Your Smile.

If you’re interested in BOTOX or filler treatment, please contact us to schedule an evaluation. We will thoroughly examine your situation so we can find the right solutions for you. We look forward to welcoming you to our dental practice. Reach us by phone at 765-653-4081 or schedule an appointment online.