Botox Dentists and Cosmetic Dentistry Courses
For over 20 years botulinum toxins have been used to treat a wide of range treatments which include dental, medical conditions and cosmetic indications. Therefore botox is not just for medical doctors. Since the introduction in 2005 of our botox cosmetic training courses, dentists have also chosen to learn about botulinum toxin for cosmetic use.
Below is an example of the BOTOX brand of botulinum toxin type A. There are other types and brands toxins. Please note the types and brands of toxin differ, therefore the licensed uses will be different, plus the doses and units will not be interchangeable with these products.
Each vial of BOTOX contains-
- 100 Units (U) of Clostridium botulinum type A neurotoxin complex, (also available in 50unit and 200 unit)
- 0.5 milligrams of Albumin Human.
- And 0.9 milligrams of sodium chloride in a sterile, vacuum-dried form without a preservative.
- SPC-Summary of Product Characteristics
The use of toxins has also entered the world of dentistry. A dentist can use BOTOX to treat the following dental conditions:-
- Temporomandibular joint disorders
- Oromandibular dystonia
- Mandibular spasm
- Pathologic clenching
- Dental implant and surgery
- Gummy smile
- Masseteric hypertrophy
BOTOX and Temporomandibular Joint Disorders
Temporomandibular disorder (TMD) is a term used to describe a number of diseases affecting masticatory function. This may include true pathology of the temporomandibular joint as well as masticatory muscle dysfunction.
TMD caused by excessive biting forces has conventionally been treated with intraoral appliances, occlusal adjustments, dental restoration, and/or surgery. These techniques are invasive, irreversible, and expensive for the majority of patients. Therefore a muscular relaxation with botulinum toxin A is a viable treatment.
Bruxism Treatment with BOTOX
Bruxism is when the patient grinds their teeth or clenches the jaw. The Botox injection can alleviate the grinding and clenching.
Masseteric Hypertrophy Treatment for Jaw Clenching BOTOX
Chronic jaw clenchers will frequently have masseter hypertrophy. This increases the size of muscles and alters the patient’s facial appearance, the jaw can appear swollen and misshapen. The injection of Botox into the masseter muscles results in a sustained reduction of masseter hyperactivity and the shape of the face.
Botox Training for Dentists the Masseter Treatment
Notice the change in the shape of the jawline.
Before and After.
Botox Dentists and Facial Aesthetics
Many dentists and hygienists choose to attend the Botox training courses. It is not just Botox that can enhance dental aesthetics. Dermal fillers are ideal for contouring the lower face and lips. They can be used to fill fine lines and augment the face to correct asymmetry. Therefore fillers can be used by dentists to enhance the areas around the mouth were they are in familiar territory. These treatments will also compliment a smile make over.
KT Training is an established provider of botox training for dentists and their staff. Start your dental aesthetics training with the industry leaders.