International Journal of Oral Health Dentistry


BOTOX– An innovative treatment modality in dentistry: A review


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Author Details: Anubha Agarwal, Himanshu Aeran, Amrinder S.Tuli, Nitin Bhatnagar

Volume : 4

Issue : 1

Online ISSN : 2395-499X

Print ISSN : 2395-4914

Article First Page : 17

Article End Page : 21


Abstract

Botox i.e botulinum toxin (BTX), is a neurotoxin protein which is produced by the bacteria clostridium botulium and the other bacteria’s of same species. It has been used in various treatment modalities in medical science. Botox has been approved by FDA for its use in medical industry. Apart from medical application it has also been found useful in various dental treatments, which includes treatment for temporo-mandibula disorders, its use in patients with habit of bruxism and clenching. Botox has also been found useful in enhancing facial aesthetic by removing wrinkle line, treating gummy smiles and also in treating black triangles. Botox is becoming a popular noninvasive treatment modality for various aesthetic and functional problems with minimum trauma and discomfort to the patient.

Keywords: Black triangles, Botulinum toxin A, Bruxism, Gummy smile.

 

Doi :-https://doi.org/10.18231/2395-499X.2018.0004