BOTOX® & Fillers

When we hear the word “Botox,” we always think of it as a treatment to reduce wrinkles. However, you may be surprised to know that it can be used in numerous ways in dentistry. Both botox and dermal fillers help minimize TMJ disorder and migraine symptoms and gummy smiles. Though both of the procedures do similar work, it is essential to know the difference between them. 

You should know that Botox is a neuromuscular toxin, and fillers are hyaluronic acid, a natural nutrient that we lose as we start aging.

Botox and Fillers in Dentistry

Botox and Fillers in dentistry involve dentists who have the expertise and extensive training in oral and maxillofacial muscles. They treat the following issues:

TMJ Disorder

Do you suffer from pain that is related to TMJ? You can treat it without NTI’s or mouthguards. The dentist uses Botox injections that relax the muscles around the mouth and jaw. This procedure provides you relief from uncomfortable mouthguards. It reduces the chances of headaches caused due to teeth clenching and jaw pain.


A person suffering from migraines can find extreme relief from Botox and fillers treatment. It has been a studied and proven effective treatment for migraines. According to the study conducted by NCBI, people who received Botox injections experience significant improvement within three months.

Gummy Smiles

If you are becoming conscious while smiling in front of people since it exposes too much of your gums, you should be happy to hear that it can be treated with Botox and fillers. It is a quick procedure and does not involve laser treatment. It consists in treating the muscles that run from the side of the nose to the upper lips. The injection relaxes these muscles, thereby preventing the upper lips from moving far while smiling. It also minimizes chronic gingivitis by keeping the gums entirely covered. However, the results of this treatment last only for three to four months.

Considering Botox and Fillers?

Today, several people opt for Botox and fillers to cure dental problems like TMJ, Migraines, and Gummy smiles. Hence, if you also think of undergoing this treatment, ensure selecting the best practitioner for the treatment. 

At Mericle Dentistry, Dr. Suzanne Mericle and our experienced dental assistants offer expert Botox and fillers to help you with your dental health issues. For more information, call us at 912-638-3559, book online, or visit us at 123 Main St, St. Simons Island, GA 31522.


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Dental Implants

Implants are titanium screw-like posts made to replace the roots of the tooth. These implants act as a support system for dentures or crowns, thereby providing you with a natural appearance. It is considered one of the best alternatives to dentures and bridgework when these two procedures can’t replace the tooth well.

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Cosmetic Dentistry

Choose from a variety of cosmetic procedures at Suzanne Mericle to brighten your smile. From veneers to Zoom whitening, we use everything to improve the aesthetics of your smile. We are a proud member of the American Dental Association®, the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine and the American Academy of Facial Esthetics. Give us a call at 912-638-3559 to learn more about cosmetic dentistry in St. Simons Island, Georgia, and schedule your personal consultation with Dr. Suzanne Mericle, our skilled dentist.

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Orthodontic treatment can give you a healthier and more attractive smile! Dr. Suzanne Mericle provides orthodontics to properly align your teeth and jaws so that you can enjoy better oral function as well as minimize your risk of developing problems such as tooth decay. We invite you to call Suzanne Mericle at 912-638-3559 to learn more about the benefits of orthodontics in St. Simons Island, Georgia, and schedule your consultation with our experienced dentist.

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Dr. Suzanne Mericle provides Invisalign® orthodontics to straighten your teeth discreetly and comfortably. This clear aligner therapy is designed to give you the beautiful results you desire while also allowing you to maintain a natural-looking smile during your treatment. For more information about Invisalign treatment in St. Simons Island, Georgia, and to set up a consultation with our dentist, call Suzanne Mericle today at 912-638-3559.

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Dental Fillings

Dental Fillings

Our skilled dentist can provide dental fillings to repair tooth damage and give you back a healthy smile. Fillings are a simple restorative treatment and work by literally “filling in” the damaged areas of the tooth to restore its shape, structure and function. To set up an appointment with Dr. Suzanne Mericle and learn more about dental fillings in St. Simons Island, Georgia, please call Suzanne Mericle at 912-638-3559.

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Dental Crowns

Our dentist may recommend a dental crown if your tooth is damaged. This restoration works to cover and protect your tooth, restoring it to full function and beauty so that you can once again smile with confidence. Our advanced CAD/CAM technology even makes it possible for you to receive your crown in a single visit! Call Suzanne Mericle at 912-638-3559 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Suzanne Mericle and learn more about dental crowns in St. Simons Island, Georgia.

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Zoom Teeth Whitening

Zoom Teeth Whitening

Our dentist can provide Zoom teeth whitening to brighten your teeth and smile! This powerful whitening system has been known to lighten teeth up to eight shades in a single treatment session. To schedule your appointment with Dr. Suzanne Mericle and learn more about Zoom teeth whitening in St. Simons Island, Georgia, call Suzanne Mericle today at 912-638-3559.

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What Sets Us Apart

At the office of Suzanne Mericle, we go above and beyond to provide quality care that meets your needs. Not only do we offer a full range of dental services, but we also provide dental sleep medicine to help treat sleep apnea and cosmetic facial treatments to help you enjoy a more youthful appearance. Give us a call to make your appointment and find out for yourself what sets us apart!

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Our Dr. Suzanne Mericle has provided complete dental care in St. Simons Island, Georgia, and the surrounding areas for over 29 years.

We are dedicated to working with you on a personal level to provide comprehensive treatment plans designed to meet your specific dental needs. For complete dental care, contact us today!.