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The Use of Botox in Dentistry

The Use of Botox in Dentistry

Botulinum Toxin, commonly known as Botox is a neurotoxic protein made by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. The main purpose of Botox is to cause flaccid paralysis by hindering the exude of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine from the axon endings. These endings are located at the neuromuscular junction. In spite of the fact that Botox is widely used for treatments concerning cosmetics, the botulinum toxin in which Botox is obtained from has medical therapeutic uses. The use of botox in dentistry has been applied for various muscle-induced dental conditions such as...