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You probably know that BOTOX® has been used for years to reduce the appearance of wrinkles around the face and eyes. And it really is an effective, easy way to rejuvenate your appearance. But what you might not know is that BOTOX can be used to help treat a variety of noncosmetic issues as well. Here are some of the applications it is used in here at Olympia Dental Group.

First, though, let’s talk about how BOTOX works. Basically, it blocks signals from nerves to muscles. The reason it works to reduce wrinkles is that muscles don’t contract when nerves tell them to. Because of the way BOTOX works, it can help relieve other conditions as well.

One of the ways in which Dr. Thinh Ho uses BOTOX is to help ease symptoms of bruxism, or tooth grinding and clenching. Bruxism can seriously damage your teeth over time, as well as contribute to tension headaches and TMJ disorder. By relaxing the muscles, though, bruxism can be reduced and its effects lessened.

BOTOX can also be used to help treat migraines. Migraines have a huge variety of causes, many of which are not fully understood. But some patients find that BOTOX helps to decrease their frequency and intensity.

If you are interested in receiving BOTOX for cosmetic or noncosmetic procedures, please call our office in Lacey, WA, today. We are anxious to help you however we can.