I am very excited to announce that I am now utilizing Botox along with my dental treatment. Botox has primarily been used for cosmetic treatment for lines and wrinkles on the face, but the botulinum toxin that Botox is derived from has a long history of medical/ dental therapeutic uses. I will still perform cosmetic treatment if desired, but I am very excited to make use of its dental treatment possibilities. Botox has many modern uses to help treat TMJ disorders, bruxism, gummy smile, masseteric hypertrophy etc. I want to help enhance my patients’ smiles and alleviate pain whenever possible. Feel free to ask me when you come in for your recall exams, or call to set up a consult. I hope this will be yet another instrument in my tool box to help my patients! ~ Pavi Banav, D.M.D.