Botox was used for medical purposes long before it became the widely popular cosmetic quick-fix it’s known as today. An expertly trained dentist can alleviate a variety of dental issues associated with the musculature of the face through Botox injections.
Bruxism, or teeth grinding is a fairly common trouble. People who grind their teeth will do so throughout the night as they sleep, or even on a subconscious level during their daily activities. It’s a harmful habit caused by tension in the jaw that over time can wear away your teeth, cause your gums to recede, cause TMJ complications, tooth sensitivity, and even the loss of teeth, not to mention the cumulative tension headache.
The way that Botox works will allow the jaw muscles to relax bringing long lasting, steady relief while also smoothing fine lines in the dedicated area.
Your Botox treatment will target only the problem muscles, leaving the others to their normal function. Typically, one treatment will allow patients at least 3 – 4 months of relief from involuntary teeth clenching, facial tics, and other problems associated with abnormal facial muscle activity.