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Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery:  Botox: It’s Not Just About The Wrinkles

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Abstract: The use of Botulinum toxin (BTX) for cosmetic procedures has been well recognized, however, its popularity and use in treating a variety of conditions within clinical dentistry is continuing to increase. This includes masseteric hypertrophy, neuralgias, temporomandibular joint dysfunction and sialorrhoea, to name just a few.

Clinical relevance: To discuss the uses of Botulinum toxin and highlight the importance of ensuring safety and informed consent in regard to BTX use in clinical practice.

Author notes: Naomi Prado, BSc(Hons), BDS, MFDS RCPS(Glas), DCT2 Maxillofacial Surgery, Louisa Rose, BSc(Hons), BDS, MFDS RCPS(Edin), DCT1 Maxillofacial Surgery, Peter Korczak, MBBS, BDS, FDS RCS, FRCS, Oral and MaxilloFacial Consultant, Royal Derby Hospital, Uttoxeter Road, Derby, DE22 3NE, UK.

Objective: To discuss the uses of Botulinum toxin and highlight the importance of ensuring safety and informed consent in regard to its use in clinical practice. Enhanced CPD DO C

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