BOTOX® is a safe and effective treatment which we offer to our patients at Bellaire Dental Group. It can subtly enhance your appearance to have heads turning when you walk into a room and even relieve TMJ. To find out if you would benefit from BOTOX treatments in Houston, Texas, call 713-668-8383 today. Our dentist, Dr.Valter will be happy to see you for a consultation.
BOTOX® For Teeth Grinding
WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF BRUXISM?
Teeth grinding may cause a variety of uncomfortable symptoms, including tooth and jaw pain, a sore jaw, and trouble sleeping. Bruxism may also result in the onset of headaches or migraines due to continual teeth grinding. Over time, teeth grinding can lead to damaged teeth and dental restorations such as crown and bridges, severe jaw and mouth pain, and hypertrophy of the jaw muscles. Some patients may also begin to experience clicking, popping, or locking of the jaw joints. In more severe cases, bruxism may lead to ear pain, tinnitus, and an overall loss of hearing. Bruxism symptoms vary from patient to patient and may require a specialized treatment plan.
HOW CAN BOTOX® HELP TREAT TEETH GRINDING?
Botox® injections for bruxism help to greatly relax the jaw muscles and reduce hyperactivity of the jaw. While the jaw muscles are slightly weakened from Botox® injections, they are still strong enough to perform everyday activities, such as speaking and chewing. Botox® for teeth grinding weakens the jaw muscles very mildly in order to reduce teeth grinding but not hinder their ability to perform vital functions.
HOW LONG DO BOTOX® INJECTIONS FOR BRUXISM TAKE?
While the quantity of Botox® injections may vary from patient to patient, Botox® for bruxism is a relatively short and minimally invasive procedure to treat teeth grinding. We are typically able to administer Botox® injections for teeth grinding in 5-10 minutes.
DO I NEED CONTINUING BOTOX® TREATMENTS FOR TEETH GRINDING?
While Botox® injections are an extremely effective treatment for teeth grinding, continuing Botox® injections are necessary to maintain results. For the best results possible, its recommended patients return every 3-4 months for continuing Botox® injections in order to successfully treat bruxism in the long term.