Bruxism is the unconscious grinding and clenching of the teeth.
Bruxism occurs mainly at night and results in an aching jaw and actual teeth damage. It can also cause an increase in muscle size of the jaw muscles giving a ‘square’ appearance to the face. Botox used to treat Bruxism is an effective treatment.
Botox® injections can be administered to treat this common condition. They cause a reduction in muscle size, reducing bruxism and its symptoms and creating a less square and more feminine face.
The effects last up to 6 months.
The NHS website states that it doesn’t always cause symptoms but some people get facial pain and headaches, and it can wear down your teeth over time.
Most people who grind their teeth and clench their jaw aren’t aware they’re doing it. It often happens during sleep or while concentrating or under stress. Facial pain and headaches often disappear when you stop grinding your teeth.