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By Mark J. Gleckner, D.M.D.
December 23, 2020
Category: Oral Health
Tags: Botox  

Botox is not just for facial treatments. This minimally invasive procedure can also restore your smile and manage pain. Dr. Mark Gleckner specializes in botox and other cosmetic dentistry treatments at Smiles by Mark in Florham Park, NJ, and can help with black triangles in between your teeth and other concerns.

What is botox?

Botox or botulinum toxin is very safe when administered in small amounts. This chemical is a bacterial toxin that blocks any signals that your nerve receptors may receive concerning pain. More relaxed muscles are the result.

Botox can help when you: 

  • Are having difficulty fitting the muscles of your mouth around newly fitted dentures
  • Experience migraine headaches as well as intense clenching and pain in the jaw. It is a simple, safe way to reduce painful sensations for a prolonged period.
  • Want to achieve a more natural smile line due to higher, tighter muscles or other abnormalities of the lips, cheeks, and chin.
  • Struggle with the temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ)

How long does botox last? 

The effects of botox can last up to four months. Because botox is not a permanent solution, this means you can decide how long you want to engage in treatment.

Talk to your dentist. 

Your dentist is the best source of information regarding how botox can work for you. Prepare for your appointment with questions, and do not be afraid to ask them. Perhaps you may wonder if your insurance covers botox, or you need a specific portion of the procedure explained in greater detail. These questions are welcome!

Botox is a safe, reliable way to attain long-lasting relief from pain and get the smile you deserve. Reach out to Dr. Gleckner concerning dental botox at Smiles by Mark in Florham Park, NJ. Call us today at (973) 377-1174 for a consultation.

By Mark J. Gleckner, D.M.D.
January 23, 2020
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: Botox  

Botox is most commonly known for treating fine lines and wrinkles on the face, but many people are surprised to learn that it also has a number of medical and dental applications as well. A dentist may not be the first person to come to mind when thinking about Botox injections, but they're actually uniquely qualified due to their extensive medical training and experience and specialization in the muscles of the face and jaw. Our dentist Dr. Mark Gleckner offers cosmetic Botox and family dentistry services in Florham Park, NJ.

Dental Botox Treatments in Florham Park, NJ

Along with the cosmetic applications and anti-aging effects, Botox has a number of medical and dental uses as well. One of the ways Dr. Gleckner uses Botox is to help patients suffering from TMJ (temporomandibular joint) disorders.

Botox injections can help relax the muscles in the jaw, potentially relieving some of the symptoms of TMJ disorder which can make it painful to chew, speak, and sometimes cause the jaw to lock in place.

Other dental uses for Botox include treating a "gummy smile." Whether you have ongoing pain and stiffness in your jaw from clenching or grinding your teeth in your sleep, suffer from TMJ disorders, or need cosmetic improvements to your smile or your face, Dr. Gleckner can help.

Find a Dentist in Florham Park, NJ

For more information about the dental applications for Botox and how it can help you, contact our office today by calling (973) 377-1174 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Gleckner.