Authors : Shamila Shetty Reader, Megha Vanasi, Thasneem AA, Fathimath Nishana K, Faima Banu, Nidha Begum.

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In this article, we have tried to summarize the basics of botulinum toxin and its application in various branches in dentistry. Botulinum Toxin is derived from “Clostridium Botulinum” which is the anaerobic gram-negative organism and after fermentation of a toxin; it is harvested from a culture medium. Despite the fact that botulinum toxin type A (BTX-A) has been used in the medical field for the treatment of various conditions since 1970s, there are many conditions in medical and dental field which requires proper treatment modalities in conventional ways. The Botox is a minimally invasive and efficient technique and may prove out to be an attractive alternative to surgery in many cases.
Keywords:- Botulinum Toxin, Botox, Cosmetic Dentistry, Aesthetic, Gummy Smile.