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The Benefits of BOTOX Treatment

Woman in a green blouse with red lipstick smiles after receiving a BOTOX injection for TMJ pain

BOTOX® is well-known as a cosmetic enhancement. But it wasn’t until recently that BOTOX has made headway as a reliable form of therapy, including in dentistry. For example, if you’re dealing with jaw pain or sore facial muscles, you may be able to benefit from therapeutic BOTOX treatment.

TMJ Pain

Temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD) often causes severe pain from hyperactive muscles that frequently spasm. This pain can even radiate into the neck, shoulders, and back. Patients suffering from TMJ disorder can benefit from BOTOX injections. BOTOX can relax these muscles, alleviating TMJ discomfort, headaches, and any other tension around the head, face, or neck!


Bruxism, or chronic teeth grinding and jaw clenching, can easily and rapidly damage teeth. It also causes headaches, earaches, and more. If you notice yourself grinding your teeth at night or have broken teeth or teeth that look excessively worn down, BOTOX can help block the signals that tell your jaw muscles to contract.

Gummy Smile

A gummy smile is considered one where the lip rests high on the gums, exposing a great deal of soft tissue when you smile. While this may be your authentic smile, it’s understandable to have your personal preference on how you wish your smile to appear. BOTOX can relax your upper lip so you experience less of a gummy smile!

Therapeutic BOTOX in Southbridge, MA

Have you tried traditional methods for TMJ pain or bruxism with no luck? Are you self-conscious about a high upper lip when you smile? BOTOX can cosmetically improve your smile, reduce your pain, and protect your teeth from grinding. While BOTOX is a temporary solution, the appointments don’t take very long and can provide relief for about 3 months.

Please schedule a consultation with our Southbridge Dental Care team! Our team will thoroughly evaluate your condition and medical history to determine if you’re a good candidate for these injections. We’re here to help you find a solution!

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