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TMJ and Teeth Grinding

Teeth grinding (bruxism) is caused by involuntary contractions of the jaw muscles that are thought to be the result of abnormal signals from the brain. It often occurs at night when you are not even aware of the movement of your jaws. Not only is this an annoying condition that can adversely affect the appearance of your smile, but it can also lead to significant health problems with long-lasting effects.

The constant clenching and grinding can wear down or chip your teeth and cause tooth sensitivity, implant failure, and pain in the jaw, masticatory muscle, temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMJ), neck, and head. TMJ is a painful condition that causes sensitivity around the jaw, ears, and entire face and a grating sensation when the jaw opens. Your jaw can also lock in place which makes it difficult to chew properly or chew without pain.

What is TMJ/Teeth Grinding Treatment?

If you grind your teeth at night or have jaw pain from TMJ, a tooth-grinding treatment using Botox can help. Botulinum toxin A found in Botox temporarily paralyzes the muscle it is injected into and stops muscle contractions. When Botox is injected into the masseter and temporalis muscles around the jaw and mouth, those muscles become inactive, and your jaw will no longer clench.

Candidates

Almost anyone who wants to stop grinding their teeth is a candidate for teeth grinding treatment! The only reasons you might not be a candidate are if you have an allergy to botulinum toxin A or if you are currently breastfeeding or pregnant.

TMJ/Teeth Grinding Treatment

Olga will inject the Botox into the masseter and temporalis muscles, which are responsible for biting and chewing. It is important to receive this treatment from an experienced injector, such as Olga, who knows how much Botox to inject without inhibiting your ability to chew properly. This is a quick procedure and minimally painful. Olga can even apply a topical anesthetic to help you feel more comfortable during injections.

Results

Your muscles will begin to relax, and you can notice results a few days after treatment. The effects of Botox will last about 3-4 months, but you will be able to receive another injection to continue the effects and continue the prevention of teeth grinding. Continuous treatments will prevent painful TMJ symptoms.

Contact Us Today

If you have been suffering the effects of teeth grinding, Olga Nazarov, PA-C, will effectively treat your symptoms with a quick injectable treatment. Schedule a consultation at Glamour Medical Aesthetics in the Miami and Aventura, FL area today by calling our office at 786-751-7990 or filling out an online contact form.

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