Botox® for Bruxism
Get Relief from Clenched and Grinding Teeth
Stress in our daily lives can lead to jaw joint pain , tight jaw muscles, and a tendency to grind your teeth. If left untreated, these issues can develop into more serious concerns. Teeth grinding can cause severe damage, ruining a beautiful smile and developing into lasting pain.
Bruxism, a condition characterized by the involuntary grinding of the teeth, should not be taken lightly. It can rapidly cause serious oral health problems, and can cause serious temporomandibular joint disorder. Botox® treatments can alleviate pain and prevent damage, getting you the relief you need from bruxism, clenched jaws, and teeth grinding.
How It Works
By targeting specific nerves and muscles, Botox® injections provide rapid relief from pain. Injecting the purified protein found in Botox® directly into the masseter muscle causes the jaw to relax and reduces tension. This, in turn, provides relief from the most common cause of bruxism, and doesn’t just treat symptoms.
Botox® injections are safe, comfortable , and are easily administered by Dr. Tosoni, a trained medical professional, providing relief from frustrating bruxism, clenched jaw muscles, and grinding teeth.
Botox® For Lasting Relief
Botox® is widely considered an excellent treatment option for issues such as bruxism. By targeting the masseter muscle in the mouth, Botox® injections force the muscle to relax, diminishing the harmful effects of bruxism considerably. A course of treatment can drastically reduce pain, tension, and tension headaches caused by clenched jaw muscles and grinding teeth.
When it comes to cost for the treatment of masseters, it will vary significantly depending on their size, strength, and the desired cosmetic outcome. The minimum number of units of Botox typically injected is 15 units per side with a maximum of 40 units. At Tosoni MD, the cost for Botox specifically for the masseters treatment is $10 per unit of injected Botox. Therefore, the price will vary from $300 to $800 per treatment session. Because masseters are strong facial muscles, re-treatments are initially recommended every 2-3 months until the patient no longer suffers from headaches or pain in the jaw and teeth, and is happy with the cosmetic slimming of their lower face. Once the patient is satisfied with the results, maintenance treatments are recommended for every 6-9 months.
*Disclaimer: Results are not guaranteed. Experience may vary from one individual to the other. Please consult with your physician as these treatments may not be suitable for your specific condition.