Teeth Grinding

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WHAT ARE THE EFFECTS OF TEETH GRINDING?

Teeth grinding can cause an increase in the size of the masseter muscle as well as pain, tenderness and tempero-mandibular joint (TMJ) problems. This habit can result in headaches, earaches, facial pain, chipped teeth and chewed tissue on the inside of the mouth. Injecting Botulinum Toxin into the masseter muscle provides instant relief from jaw pain, tension and headaches. Patients also see a dramatic change in the way their face looks. The square, severe appearance of their lower face softens into a more normal and aesthetically pleasing jaw line.

HOW LONG WILL BOTULINUM TOXIN TREATMENT TAKE?

The entire treatment only takes 10 minutes. It is a scheduled medication and needs to be administered by our trained doctor. No anesthetic is required. You can return to normal activities immediately afterwards.

WHEN WILL BOTULINUM TOXIN START TO WORK?

Visible effects take place within 2-4 weeks, and full effect is seen within 4 weeks.

HOW LONG WILL THE BOTULINUM TOXIN EFFECT LAST?

The effects of such Botulinum Toxin treatments usually last for 6 months, depending on the individual and sometimes longer if the second treatment is given within 4 months.

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