Bruxism is a term used to describe clenching or grinding your teeth, either during sleep or when you are awake.
Bruxism Leads to Severe Dental Problems
Chronic bruxism can lead to physical painful and severe dental problems. Teeth grinding can cause headaches, earaches, facial pain, and migraines.
Dental problems include loss of tooth enamel, increased tooth sensitivity, fractures and chipping of teeth and can even cause the fractures to lead to tooth loss if not restored in time.
People who grind their teeth can greatly benefit from Botox treatments to eliminate their grinding and clenching and prevent the problems caused by this.
How does Botox work for grinding and clenching?
Botox injections effectively control bruxism when injected correctly. They significantly relax the muscles involved in bruxism and reduce the wear and tear on your teeth. In addition, the damage done to the jaw joint is reduced and you will see a significant reduction in headaches.
Your normal daily movements such as chewing and facial expressions are not effected.
Other uses for Botox
Botox is well known for its cosmetic benefits.
But what most people don’t realize is that Botox has many other highly beneficial uses for many medical conditions.
In our office we routinely use Botox to treat not only bruxism, but also TMJ issues, headaches, migraines, and other tension areas where Botox is a good alternative.
Don’t hesitate to ask if you are a candidate for treatment and we will present you with all your options.