Botulinum Toxin Applications in Dentistry

Koltuk M. , Baygın M., Gürkan Köseoğlu B.

26th of TDA International Dental Congress, İstanbul, Turkey, 4 - 07 September 2019, pp.26

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Summary Text
  • City: İstanbul
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.26


Objective: Botulinum toxin applications are used for treatment in dentistry such astheir medical use. In conditionslike; gummy smile correction, benign masseter hypertrophies, facial asymmetries and bruxism (in cases which can’t be managed by medical therapies, occlusal splint therapies or physiotherapy) satisfactory results can be achieved by these injections. Case: In presented cases botulinum toxin injections made with both clinical marking method and under the guidance of ultrasound imaging. Patients grouped by their indications, age, used units and evaluated by their pre and post-injection photographs. It is noticed that gingival exposure decreased within 20 days after injection in gummy smile patients. And it is also noticed that in masseter applications, masseter muscle thicknessin ultrasound images decreased in 6-month period following injection. Patients were pleasant due to pain relief and thinner face appearance zas a consequence of decreased masseter thickness. Conclusion: Consequently, botulinum toxin injections are concluded as effective and successful as long as correct indication.