Pearls Dental Clinic

Dr. Eileen Jang - General Dentist

Dr. Ryan Lau - General Dentist

Dr. Jennifer Kaarsemaker- General Dentist

7002-109 Street Edmonton, Ab.
Edmonton, T6H 3C1 Canada
(780) 433-8228

Botox is the trade name for a natural purified protein that relaxes muscles.

These neuromodulators can relax muscles to :

  • therapeutically treat muscle spasms
  • esthetically treat wrinkles

In dentistry, we can use Botox to reduce :

  • muscle pain associated with clenching and grinding
  • parafunctional habits such as clenching and grinding
  • pain associated with migraines
  • TMJ (also known as TMD) pain
  • dystonias (involuntary muscle contractions) of the head and neck
  •  wrinkles caused by the muscles of facial expression as part of a complete smile makeover

Did you know that :

  • one of the contributing factors of gum recession is the hyperactivity of some the muscles of facial expression
  • a gummy smile can be softened by relaxing key muscles that control the upper lip
  • if you plan on having implants, you may need to have key muscles relaxed around the implant(s) so that the gums don't tug away from the implant(s) while healing