What Is Teeth Grinding?
Bruxism is the medical term for teeth grinding or clenching.
Chronic grinding can cause oral health issues, headaches, and jaw pain. Those who grind their teeth at night will often wake up with a sore jaw. Teeth grinding can also cause hypertrophy of the masseter muscle, which can appear as a square jaw.
Dental devices, commonly recommended, do protect one’s teeth, yet do not treat the painful side effects associated with bruxism.
Dr. David Friedman, a U.S. and Israel Board Certified Dermatologist, treats teeth grinding with Botox which is placed in the masseter muscle. Botox weakens the muscle so that its stop the involuntary teeth grinding or clenching. In addition, this treatment can also soften a strong jawline.
At your consultation, Dr. Friedman will discuss your treatment goals, and will then create a personalized treatment plan for you.