As an experienced Dentist I have been treating teeth grinding and jaw clenching (also called bruxism) for 40+ years. Treating excessive teeth grinding (Bruxism) that is causing jaw, face and neck pain with Botox/Azzalure can produced life changing improvements both reducing pain and improving facial shape.
The patients best suited to have Botox/Azzalure treatment are the ones that get jaw, face or neck pain as a result of their tooth grinding (Bruxism)
Teeth grinding is most commonly blamed on stress and there is definitely some truth in this. However, it should be noted that I have come across many relaxed patients who still continue to grind their teeth. Also, treatments to help patients relax often do not stop these patients from grinding their teeth.
Some of the problems Caused by Teeth Grinding
- Jaw and facial pain including headaches
- Tooth wear
- Fractured teeth
- Pain and stiffness in the jaw joint (temporomandibular joint) and surrounding muscles, which can lead to temporomandibular disorder (TMD
- Disrupted sleep (for you or your partner).
Treating Teeth Grinding
Your Dentist can make you a mouth guard or splint, this helps some people. However, many patients give up wearing them over time as they often do not stop the teeth grinding (Bruxism).
Even though a mouth guard may not stop teeth grinding, it can by stopping the hard surfaces of your teeth grinding together reduce tooth wear and prevent tooth damage.
Other treatments include muscle-relaxation exercises, sleep hygiene, cognitive behavioural therapy and so on. I have found these treatments to be a waste of time and money.
SE -Before treatment - Eyes blacked out for anonymity - note the relatively square shaped jaw caused by excessive tooth grinding
SE - Selfie taken by patient - Three months after treatment with Botox- note the softening of the jaw line
This is amazingly simple to do and is a successful treatment which significantly reduces/eliminates pain caused by teeth grinding (bruxism).
The treatment is easy to do when done by an experienced practitioner such as myself. It consists of injecting Botox/Azzalure into the masseter muscle of the jaw, this is the main muscles that is used to grind teeth.
By placing Botox/Azzalure into the correct portion of your masseter muscle it is possible to shrink the masseter muscle and reduce its activity so that the shape of your face improves (it is not so square). Also, if you are suffering from muscle tension in this area and grind your teeth (particular at night) then the Botox/Azzalure will help reduce/eliminate jaw, face and neck pain.
Botox/Azzalure treatment for bruxism costs £150 and is easy to do.
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Dr Peter L. Lawson
BDS Dentistry (Wales)
FDS RCPS Dentistry (Glasgow)
M.Sc. Nutritional Medicine (Surrey University)
PG Dip. Skin Ageing and Aesthetic Medicine (Manchester University)
Marnie L. Lawson
Dip ION Nutritional Therapy
NEBDN Dental Nurse
Facial Aesthetic Nurse