Facial Rejuvenation: The clinicians at Dental Lounge pride ourselves in keeping up to date with the latest technology and modern treatments.
We’re proud to be providing facial rejuvenation to further enhance your smile and functionality. Anti-wrinkle injections have been used to help reduce TMJ pain as well as slimming the jaw giving a less square appearance.
Frowning has long been associated with migraines, clenching and grinding, anti-wrinkle injection can help relive the temporalis muscle. Muscles associated with the face will have some type of impact of the teeth and surrounding muscles.
The act of smiling involves the use of over 10 muscles.
The muscles that causes a gummy smile; could be hyperactive, causing your upper lip to rise up higher than desired. By using cosmetic injections also known as anti-wrinkle treatments to help minimise muscle movement and enhance aesthetic lip positioning.
Initially injections last around 3-4 months, however this varies from patient to patient and the timing only increases with consistent treatment.
Bruxism, teeth grinding & jaw sliming:
Muscle and jaw pain is a common complaint for our patients. Patients often experience tenderness, pain on chewing, clicking jaws, headaches and migraines (particularly in the morning), altered bites and tooth movement due to conditions starting from their jaw joint. The most common traditional forms of treatment are relaxation exercises, physiotherapy, anti-inflammatories and a night guard ie splint therapy. Most patients experience limited relief and symptoms can progress to the point where surgery is required.
A common treatment that has been shown to provide relief for long term is anti-wrinkle injections. Injections are administered into the masseter muscle, the largest muscle used for chewing and grinding. If you couple this treatment with a night guard the results can provide added relief. This type of therapy initially lasts around 3-4 months and with continued maintenance will extend past this time.