Botox in Great Neck - TMJ & Gummy Smile Relief

Botox Great Neck, NY 

TMJ Relief

If you grind your teeth, have pain in your jaw, migraines, or feel clicking when opening your mouth, you may have TMJ (Temporomandibular joint dysfunction) disorder. At Heidi Zuckerman, DMD, TMJ treatment is something we treat patients for daily. Our experienced dental team works together to assess the patient and offer the most effective treatment for each patient. While each patient’s pain and treatment plan may differ, it may often consist of a BOTOX®/DYSPORT® INJECTION to relax the muscle, which will give relief to the patient, as well as a night guard for patients to wear in the evening, or even bite adjustments. For more extreme cases of TMJ disorder, our oral surgery partners will assess the patient to provide treatment options for relief.

Gummy Smile Treatment

A gummy smile is referred to when a smile shows excessive amount of gum or the turn up of the upper lip. Botox®/Dysport® injections are one of the most effective treatments to relax the muscle that raises the upper lip excessively. By injecting a small dose of Botox®/Dysport® we can relax the muscle that creates the pull of the upper lip which exposes our gums when smiling. Results will be effective 2-10 days after your treatment and the results can last 2-4 months. There is no downtime associated with this procedure. You may be red at the injection sites for up to 30 minutes after your treatment, but that will subside and you can resume normal activities.