BotoxⓇ for Bruxism
Using Botox® to help relax the muscles involved in involuntary teeth grinding is a very effective treatment for this condition. There are other recommendations such as mouth guards, exercises and heat compress to help reduce tension in the grinding muscles, but as they are user dependent and therefore the efficacy is far less than using Botox®.
The procedure involves a few tiny injections into the muscles that cause the jaw to produce the grinding movement. The treatment will feel like few pin pricks on both sides of the jaw and temple.
For grinding prevention repeat treatments tend to happen at around the 4 month mark.
Bruxism treatments do not require any anesthetic. An extremely fine needle is used to inject tiny quantities to targeted muscles. If you prefer topical numbing cream can be applied and will need 20-30 min to kick in.
You will be given a 30 min treatment slot.
It takes about 5-7 days to be effective and lasts 4-5 months
As the Botox® works on relaxing the bite it can cause the chewing action of the muscles of the back teeth to be less powerful. This can be an initial effect but recovers in a couple of weeks if it does happen. It is very rare for weakness of facial muscles to happen.
I came to Saadia wanting bruxism Botox for my teeth grinding. She was very thorough with her consultation and taught me how the muscles in the face work. I feel confident every time I go and never feel rushed. I’m super happy with the results and would highly recommend seeing Saadia for a Consultation!Miss O'Brien
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