What is Botox?

BOTOX (Botulinum toxin) is a substance produced by a bacterium called Clostridium botulinum. It has been purified under very strictly controlled conditions.

How does BOTOX work?

The muscles you use for chewing food and talking sometimes work overtime (such as when people grind their teeth at night) causing facial and/or jaw joint pain.

Botox-botulinum toxin -is injected in extremely small amounts into affected muscles. The exact way it works is quite complicated, but the end result is that it blocks nerve impulses to relax the muscle and relieve the spasm. Relaxing the jaw closing muscles can also provide relief for the jaw joints by decreasing the muscular loading of these joints.

Candidates for BOTOX Therapy

  • Bruxism
  • TTH-Tension-Type Headache
  • TMPD-Temporomandibular pain Disorder (jaw pain)
  • Neuropathis Pain Disorder
  • “GUMMY” Smiles - when top front gums showing too much while smiling
  • Reducing Occlusal Loading
  • Tender Chewing Muscles

We offer a wide range of cosmetic dental services to help you achieve a smile you’ll love to show off.

Whether you’re interested in a simple teeth whitening treatment to bring radiance back to your smile, or are interested in correcting imperfections with a cosmetic bonding procedure or porcelain veneers… our dentist in Mississauga would love to help!