Who Is A Candidate For Dental Botox?

Posted on: 11 October 2022

Botox is a quick, minimally invasive procedure with aesthetics and pain relief benefits. The injection is ideal for candidates with muscle-generated disorders around the face and mouth. In addition, people with the following dental conditions have much to benefit from Botox.

Temporomandibular joints (TMJ) disorders

TMJ disorders affect your jaw muscles, temporomandibular joints, and nearby nerves. As a result, you get chronic facial pain, earaches, and shoulder and neck pain.

Botox relaxes the hypoactive muscles to ease the symptoms of TMJ. In addition, your muscles also stop engaging in strenuous involuntary movement that causes jaw tension.


Your teeth get damaged if you constantly grind or chew on them. As a result, you get extensive discomfort, such as facial pain and headaches. Unfortunately, you may be unaware whenever you grind or clench your jaw, especially if you do so while asleep.

Botox reduces the force of muscular contractions to reduce pain and prevent premature tear and wear of your teeth and gums.

Facial Pain

Facial pain has many causes, some related to your jaw and teeth. First, your dentist performs an extensive evaluation and diagnosis to determine the root cause of the discomfort. Then, if the pain is caused by bruxism or jaw disorder, your dentist injects doses of Botox into specific muscles. The dosage target and paralyze the facial muscles that cause you pain.

Gummy Smile and High Lip Line

A gummy smile is whereby too much of your gums become exposed when you smile. Several factors cause gummy smiles, but a common factor is hyperactive lip muscles that reveal too much of your gum tissue.

Botox temporarily paralyzes the hyperactive muscles to give you a more natural smile. Also, if your lip line is high, you can use Botox to relax the lip muscles and achieve a lower smile line.


Edentulism could cause your lip muscles to reposition due to decreased vertical dimension. Often, you'll need dentures to correct the edentulism, but you'll need some time to adjust to the dentures. Botox relaxes and retains the muscles around your new dentures to boost the success of the transition.

Masseter Hypertrophy

Masseter muscle hypertrophy causes a sharp, square look at your jaw's angle. Botox relaxes your muscles to give your lower face a soft look and a generally balanced face shape. A masseter Botox injection also changes your face's shape and manages facial pain.


Botox offers not only cosmetic benefits but also dental benefits. Besides, Botox injections are cost-effective and noninvasive. Therefore, you don't have to agonize about time-consuming procedures.