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What is bruxism?
Bruxism is the medical term for unconscious teeth clenching and grinding, either while awake or asleep, which can lead to physical painful and severe dental problems.
Chronic teeth grinding can cause headache, earaches, facial pain, and even migraines. Bruxism sufferers who grind and clench their teeth while sleeping frequently wake up with a sore jaw.
Hypertrophy of the masseter muscle, which may lead to the appearance of a severe square jaw, is another side effect of bruxism.
Treatments with Botox®, can provide tremendous relief from jaw soreness, headaches, and other unpleasant problems associated with bruxism.
Botox® treatments for bruxism can also soften the appearance of the jaw line, slimming the jaw line.
By injecting small doses of Botox® directly into the masseter muscle, the large muscle that moves the jaw, the muscle is weakened enough to stop involuntary grinding of the teeth and clenching of the jaw.
This significantly relaxes the muscle and reduces the wear and tear on the teeth due to grinding.
Damage to the TMJ (temporomandibular joint) and headaches should be reduced or eliminated as well.
Voluntary movements, such as chewing and facial expressions, are not effected at all by Botox®.
Effectiveness of Botox® for jaw slimming and bruxism
Although Botox® injections are not a cure for bruxism, they can effectively control the uncomfortable symptoms better than a nightguard for some patients.
Botox® used for treating bruxism typically lasts for three to six months.
Botox® used in the same masseter muscles for those that do not have bruxism will allow slimming of the jaw.
This can create a permanent fix and may last for six to twelve months.