Here at Britten Dental Associates, Dr. Nicholas Britten has been able to help so many patients who suffer from pain associated with bruxism by using Botox®* (onabotulinumtoxinA). Bruxism is the medical condition for clenching and grinding your teeth that can occur when you are awake or asleep.
Botox® therapy may help relieve bruxism pain if:
Migraines and the act of clenching/grinding both cause tension in the jaw, which frequently extends up to the temples and down the neck. When Botox® is injected into the Temporalis (temple) muscle and the Masseter (jaw) muscle, the goal is not only for it to relax the muscles, but still allow you to have full speaking and chewing function while retraining your brain to stop relying on the bruxism behavior. While it can take up to ten days to feel the full benefit of the Botox® therapy most patients notice an immediate relief!
If you are interested in learning more about how Botox® therapy could help, let us make you a complimentary consultation with Dr. Nicholas Britten for a thorough examination to create a treatment plan to meet your individual goals.
*or the equivalent brand XEOMIN® (incobotulinumtoxinA) is commonly used