What can Botox do for you?
- Treat TMJ disorder
- Prevent tooth grinding and clenching
- Reduce the frequency and intensity of headaches
- Fix a gummy smile
- Help you adjust to wearing dentures
- Enhance the outcome of cosmetic treatments like veneers and total smile makeovers
Frequently asked questions
Why do dentists offer Botox?
Dentists have been administering Botox treatments for many years — both for cosmetic and therapeutic reasons. Because dentists have extensive training in the study of the head, face, and neck anatomy, dentists are qualified to correctly plan Botox treatments. Dentists also administer injections on a daily basis and know just what it takes to make your treatment quick and comfortable — you won’t feel more than a small pinch!
Does dental insurance cover dental Botox treatments?
It’s possible that your policy may offer some coverage for Botox to treat TMJ disorder and bruxism, however, most insurance plans don’t cover the treatment. The cost of Botox is calculated per unit. We’ll let you know the exact cost to expect based on the recommended number of units to treat your concerns.
Is Botox safe?
Yes. Small doses of botulinum toxin — the substance used in Botox — are considered safe overall.
What does Botox do?
When Botox is injected, it temporarily prevents the release of the neurotransmitter that tells your muscles to contract. This allows your muscles to relax and become less stiff.
Get a free second opinion
If you’ve received a dental diagnosis from another dentist, our team at TLC Escondido Dental is happy to provide you with a complimentary second opinion.