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5 Awesome Non-Cosmetic Benefits of BOTOX

July 2, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — drtubo @ 9:01 pm
Woman smiling after receiving BOTOX treatment.

When most people hear the word “BOTOX”, they probably picture a youthful, wrinkle-free smile and face. However, BOTOX has many other uses beyond the aesthetic—and the treatment’s popularity has seemingly skyrocketed recently because of its many applications. If you’re curious about BOTOX, here’s more from your dentist about five of the awesome, non-cosmetic benefits that this treatment has to offer.

Helps With Chronic Migraines

Migraines are severe headaches often accompanied by nausea and sensitivity to light and noise—and they can last for hours and sometimes occur multiple times in a week! However, BOTOX injections into the head and neck muscles roughly every 12 weeks can actively prevent migraines from occurring as frequently as well as lessen their intensity.

Addresses An Overactive Bladder

An overactive bladder can contract unexpectedly and frequently, leading to a loss of bladder control and the frequent urge and sudden need to urinate. BOTOX can be used to help the bladder contract more regularly and normalize urination.

Calms Eyelid Muscle Spasms

Eyelid muscle spasms, also called blepharospasm, is characterized by uncontrollable and frequent blinking, eye twitches, watery eyes, irritated eyes and eyelids, and closing of the eyes. These spasms can make daily life challenging, and even driving or looking at your phone can be an impossible task. But BOTOX injections can relieve the eyelid muscles and encourage them not to twitch for several months at a time.

Assists with Cervical Dystonia

Cervical dystonia is a nerve disorder that causes the muscles in the neck and shoulders to involuntarily pull, which can lead to uncontrollable head tilting and turning, muscle tremors, and pain. BOTOX can be used to relax the neck and shoulder muscles and relieve the symptoms of this disorder.

Treats TMJ Disorder

In some cases, BOTOX can be used to alleviate the symptoms of TMJ disorder. Your temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is what connects your jawbone to your skull, and it’s pretty complex and important; meaning that when it runs into problems, it can affect your entire quality of life! But BOTOX can sometimes be used to treat symptoms associated with TMJ disorder; however, other methods are often considered more effective and accessible.

If you’re curious about receiving BOTOX to enhance the appearance of your smile, or to reap any of these other benefits, talk with your dentist to see if it’s a viable option for you.

About the Practice

Whitinsville Family Dentistry is proud to serve patients and families in the Whitinsville, MA area under the leadership of Dr. Jason R. Tubo and Dr. Swati Agnihotri. Together they combine decades of experience to provide patients with an elite level of dental care. Their practice is pleased to offer several available services including cosmetic options like BOTOX. If you have any questions about BOTOX or would like to schedule a visit, feel free to contact the practice online or over the phone: (508) 234-8107.

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