Tooth Grinding Treatment
Tooth grinding usually affects people with overdeveloped jaw muscles and can cause a number of more complex problems. It can destroy dental enamel, causing long lasting damage to teeth and can also cause severe headaches, as well as jaw and neck pain. Some people even grind through protective mouth-guards provided to them by dentists.
By treating the Masseter muscle with Botox, we can relax and shrink the muscle so that it reduces or stops tooth grinding altogether. This treatment is also used for jawline slimming.
Disclaimer: Please be aware that results and benefits may vary from patient to patient taking into consideration factors such as age, lifestyle and medical history.
Time required for treatment
Time until results seen
Improvement within 2 weeks
3 - 6 months, sometimes longer
Number of treatments required
On-going review and assessment
If you have further questions about this treatment, please call us on
0330 1331 272
How does this treatment work?
The Masseter muscles are your two main chewing muscles and are located just behind the cheeks. They control the clenching of the jaw and the grinding of teeth.
By relaxing these muscles with injections of Botox, we can relax and shrink your jaw line and reduce muscle contraction and tension.
What happens during my treatment?
No anaesthetic is required and injections are made while you are lying down comfortably. 3-6 injections will usually be given. Arnica may be applied afterwards.
Will I feel any pain or side effects?
Some minimal pain may be felt.
Who is this treatment suitable for?
Anyone aged 18 over who suffers from grinding teeth or who requires a slimming of the jawline.
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