Treating Bruxism and Teeth Grinding With BOTOX®
- Posted on: Nov 30 2023
Bruxism is a condition that involves the gnashing, clenching, and grinding of teeth. This condition affects around 13 percent of adults, most of whom experience the symptoms at night time while they sleep. Dealing with this condition can be painful. However, many individuals are finding relief through the use of BOTOX®. Here is what you should know.
What Are the Symptoms of Bruxism?
Individuals who have bruxism often experience an array of symptoms. Some of the most common include:
- Flattened, chipped, fractured, or loose teeth
- Increased sensitivity or pain in the teeth
- Neck, face, and jaw soreness or pain
- Pain and aching in the ears
- Sleep problems
- Damage to the inside of the mouth and cheeks
- Teeth clenching or grinding, which can be quite loud
- Tooth enamel that is worn down
If you notice any of these symptoms and are concerned about your jaw or teeth, you may be a good candidate for BOTOX injections.
What Is BOTOX?
BOTOX is a type of injection that is provided to individuals for various purposes. These injections are strategically placed along the jawline to help relax the targeted muscles. When provided for bruxism, the BOTOX injections relax the muscles to prevent them from clenching during the night.
How Does BOTOX Help?
BOTOX helps to keep the muscles in the jaw relaxed for three to four months, providing those suffering from teeth grinding and bruxism some relief. The length of time that you experience relief from your symptoms can vary, so it is best to discuss how BOTOX may help you with your dentist.
Why Choose BOTOX for Teeth Grinding?
BOTOX is an effective treatment option for alleviating symptoms associated with bruxism. This treatment is an excellent choice due to the fact that it is non-invasive and there is no downtime required. You can implement treatment in your day-to-day routine without any disruptions.
In addition, BOTOX is relatively pain-free, even for those who are sensitive to pain. After treatment, you will not be required to wear a mouth guard to sleep.
See If BOTOX Is Right for You
If you grind your teeth or suffer from bruxism, contact Golden Dental Solutions to see if BOTOX can provide you with relief. Drs. Kenson, Leung, and Qi have extensive experience helping individuals across Golden, CO. with cosmetic, restorative, and general dentistry needs. To schedule an appointment, contact their office at (303) 277-9600 to schedule an appointment.