Bruxism is grinding the teeth and other such teeth/jaw actions which occurs most often in sleep and can cause facial pain and headaches. It is commonly caused by anxiety. Left untreated, it often gives rise to poor quality sleep and damaged teeth.
BOTOX® injections are best known for their cosmetic applications, however BOTOX® Therapeutic can relieve painful conditions triggered by the muscles of the jaw. As a therapeutic tool, BOTOX® is an integral part of dental implant surgery, TMJ treatment.
Med Spa Service Providers have been using BOTOX® to treat chronic teeth grinding successfully for many years with minimal complications. Not only are their patients experiencing great relief from jaw pain, jaw soreness, tension and headaches, but they are seeing a dramatic change in the way that their face looks. This change occurs over two or three sessions of Botox, as the masseter muscle shrinks and weakens gradually.