What Are The Indications For Botox In Dentistry?

Dentists are authorized and qualified to apply Botox like V-Shaped Botox (โบ ทอก หน้า เรียว which is the term in Thai) for instance in procedures that comprise the oral cavity, improving asymmetries and relieving pain. Below, check out the main problems that can be resolved with treatment.

Gummy Smile

The gummy smile is a purely aesthetic case, which, although it does not cause functional problems, can annoy the patient and even affect their self-esteem. Those with this characteristic tend to show their gums when they smile due to a greater elevation of the upper lip.

Botox, in this case, is an alternative to the surgical procedure and can be applied to the muscles responsible for lifting the lip, preventing it from being pulled up so much during the smile, harmonizing the aesthetics.

Asymmetric Smile

On the other hand, the asymmetrical smile occurs when one of the lips or one side of a lip opens more than the other during the smile, disproportionately exposing the teeth. As in the previous case, botox works to correct the problem by relaxing the muscles of the lip, leaving the smile more balanced.


Another disorder that can be alleviated with Botox is bruxism, which causes the patient to end up clenching and grinding their teeth overnight. The pressure caused by the condition leads to pain in the joints and head, which can even result in wear and tear and breakage of teeth.

Thus, the application of Botox can relieve the strength in the muscles responsible for tightening, reducing pressure and pain.

ATM Dysfunctions

This is a problem that causes several discomforts: dysfunctions in the temporomandibular joint. Patients suffering from this condition often experience migraines, neck pain, and difficulty chewing and speaking. In this case, Botox complements treatments, relaxing the muscles and relieving joint pain.

Face Asymmetry

In addition to correcting inequalities in the lips, Botox can also be applied to solve asymmetries in the face, which occur due to excessive growth of the masseter muscle, responsible for mastication.

Therefore, the application of the toxin acts by reducing muscle volume and leaving the face more balanced. Results can be seen a few months after treatment.


Finally, the toxin can also be used in dental implant surgeries. The relaxation caused by the substance in these cases helps in osseointegration, increasing the safety of the screw in the mouth and improving the healing process.