Botox® treatments for teeth grinding
What is bruxism?
Bruxism is the grinding of the teeth that occurs mostly at night, unconsciously. Most of time it’s a benign condition but it can also cause medical issues.
The side effects of teeth grinding
Bruxism (or teeth grinding) causes premature wearing of your teeth and may also lead to chronic pain in the jaw joint and headaches.
For women, the masseter muscle may enlarge, giving the jaw a squarer, more masculine appearance.
Botox® injection treatment
An injection of botulinum toxin (Botox®) into the masseter will ease tension and help re-establish muscular balance in this facial area.
This simple procedure takes less than a minute and consists of two small injections into the cheek. It is a safe procedure.
Teeth grinding is often a medical issue. Botox is a very effective treatment and personnal heath insurances can cover the injection fees.
If you suffer from that condition, you should talk with your dentist and consider seriously that option.
Benefits of treatment
- Very effective for teeth grinding.
- Very effective to release headache cause by that condition.
- Can replaces use of a mouth guard.
- Not painful
- Lasts at least 6 months
- No severe side effects observed
- Because of its feminizing effect on the jaw line, it is a very popular aesthetic treatment on Asian women
Call our receptionist Patricia for more information.