Botox for Teeth Grinding
Even the name sounds painful – bruxism, the unconscious grinding and clenching of the teeth that mostly takes place while we are asleep.
It affects about one in four adults, with symptoms that can include an aching jaw, headaches, gum problems and the danger of tooth enamel being eroded.
The pressure on the teeth during grinding can be 20 times greater than the force used in normal chewing and biting.
The relief for bruxism sufferers is botulinum toxin. The treatment is quick and easy. In the procedure massetere muscle is injected with botulinum toxin in both sides. In few days the muscles will relax and in two week the whole effect is visible. Touch ups can be done if necessary after the toxin has taken its full affect. The jaws muscle will also grow smaller as it is not getting the unwanted exercise. This has affects on the faces appearance and soften the jaw line and make the face seem younger and rounder.
We will gladly take the time to offer you a professional, extensive and realistic consultation. The first consultation at The City Clinic is always free and noncommittal. Contact us now.