Using neuromodulators such as an injectable called Xeomin or Botox, our dentists are able to treat several painful tooth ailments caused by teeth grinding and clenching from headaches, migraines, and contraction-induced wrinkles.
How does it work?
Products such as purified Botulinum toxin are injected just under the skin. Typically done without anesthesia, the needles used are ultra short and thin. The product disrupts the nerve signals to the muscles so they do not contract as hard. This relaxation of the muscles causes the skin to smooth out, reducing bruxism and teeth clenching. Results will be noticeable after two to three days and the effects last for up to six months. The treatment then needs to be repeated but the frequency of required treatments lessens over time.
Who is it for?
Those who want a solution to:
- Bruxism (the involuntary or habitual grinding of the teeth, typically during sleep)
- Headaches, and migraines due to teeth clenching and grinding
- Frown lines, Crows feet, Wrinkled forehead
- The appearance of a square face: This can result from the clenching and grinding of teeth bulking up the muscles around the jaw. This treatment can prevent these muscles from contracting hard, thereby help reverse the square jaw considerably.