Did you know that your dentist offers Botox® treatment? Both Dr. Langellier and his team are trained to use Botox in our dental practice.

While most people associate Botox with anti-aging procedures, Dr. Langellier may also use it for treating bruxism and other conditions.

Dr. Langellier is happy to discuss our Botox services offered at Bowtie Dental. All you need to do is schedule a consultation and he’ll help you understand your dental treatment options.

Here’s what you need to know about the Botox procedure.

Botox as a Cosmetic, Anti-Aging Treatment

Botox is a FDA-approved product commonly used to smooth facial wrinkles in the forehead, between the eyes, around the corners of the eyes, and around the lips.

Botox is injected into the facial muscles and blocks the transmitters that cause muscle contractions that create wrinkles. The effects of the treatment last approximately 3 to 4 months.

Botox to Treat Bruxism

Dr. Langellier may use Botox to treat bruxism and temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders. For these patients, we would inject the Botox into the facial muscles as a non-surgical alternative.

Bruxism is a condition that causes you to grind and/or clench your teeth. This can lead to oral health problems in the long run, such as loose teeth or worn enamel. If you’ve already tried conventional approaches for treating bruxism, Dr. Langellier may recommend Botox injections.

Botox temporarily paralyzes the muscles in your jaw, which helps to reduce jaw clenching and teeth grinding.

In general, it takes between 1 and 3 days for Botox to take effect. In some cases, it can take up to 2 weeks. But the effects may last between 3 and 6 months.

Schedule an Appointment With Bowtie Dental

Dr. Langellier is an experienced family and cosmetic dentist in Wyoming, MI. As such, he’d be more than happy to help you explore your options for dental treatment. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Langellier, call Bowtie Dental at (616) 532-9003. We would be more than happy to help!