Botox Applications

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Botox Applications

Botox application is effective in relaxing the related muscles by blocking the conduction in nerve fibers consciously. In addition, it also provides pain relief in the relevant area. These effects; It is provided with botulinum toxin, which is obtained from a special bacteria in a laboratory environment and in a sterile manner. It has a temporary effect and is limited to the application area only. In regularly applied muscles, an increase in the duration of action can be observed and the need for repeating the applications for a long time may disappear.

What are the advantages of Botox treatment?

It allows the procedure to be performed without a surgical procedure, preserving the integrity of the skin. It provides reduction or elimination of the increase in volume and wrinkle formation on the face due to the excess of muscle activation. There is no need for anesthesia for the application. The reversibility of the transactions made provides convenience in the decision-making phase.

In which situations botox applications are used in dentistry?

Botox applications within the scope of dentistry; It can be applied to the overdeveloped head and neck muscles that show excessive activity. In bruxism (clenching / grinding), in the regulation of the muscles around the mouth, jaw joint diseases, muscle movement disorders or spasm, the regulation of asymmetries caused by facial paralysis, chronic pain due to nerve damage, some diseases related to the salivary gland, or relapse of the disease after orthodontic surgeries. It can be used for therapeutic purposes to prevent it from happening. Bruxism and gummy smile (gum smile) problems are the most preferred areas.

Botox applications in bruxism treatment:

Botox is a suitable alternative for patients who cannot get enough efficiency from plate applications in bruxism treatment. Treatment can be done by applying botox to the chewing muscles, which is effective in closing the jaw. This process plays a role in maintaining the strength balance of the face by reducing the strength of the muscles with increased activation. Muscle strength is restored to a level of strength sufficient for chewing function. In this way, the damage caused by the excessive functions of the muscles is prevented, and the teeth and joints are protected from harmful effects. In bruxism problem, as well as the jaw muscles, the muscles in the upper temple area may be affected and cause headaches. Therefore, it may be necessary to add botox applications in the upper face area to the treatment. During the period of effective botox application, if the main effect causing bruxism problem is treated, there is no need to repeat the application. However, if the muscle strength increases again, the treatment may need to be repeated.

Botox application in gummy smile treatment:

The appearance of the gums while laughing is above the standards is called a gummy smile. Gummy smiles can be temporarily eliminated with botox applications. In cases where surgical treatments are not sufficient and the muscles in the region are very active, botox application may be preferred in addition to surgical treatment options.

Who is not suitable for Botox application?

Individuals with an allergic body have a high risk of developing allergies to the substance used in botox application. For this reason, before applying the treatment plan, the reaction of the body to botulinum toxin should be checked by making a trial on a small area of ​​the skin. Botox cannot be applied to individuals who are allergic to botulinum toxin. In addition, there is not enough research on the effects of botox application on pregnant or breastfeeding individuals. For this reason, botox application cannot be applied to pregnant or breastfeeding individuals.

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