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Botox as a means for treating Grinding and Clenching habit

Updated: Nov 20, 2021


This is a short history of Botox from Wikipedia:

“…In 1820, Justinus Kerner, a German medical officer gave the first complete description of clinical botulism based on extensive clinical observations of so-called “sausage poisoning”. His prescience in suggesting that the toxin might be used therapeutically earned him recognition as the pioneer of modern botulinum toxin therapy…”

When we grind or clench we signal our body to produce cortisol hormone. According to Dr. Freedman:

” Excess cortisol can decrease strength, endurance and performance. The many effect of stress-related cortisol on the human body include: migraines, sleep deprivation, chronic fatigue, hypertension, depression, decreased metabolism and a weakening of the immune system.”

And on top of that We know that grinding and clenching can cause headache, shoulder ache and neck ache plus damages to our teeth. We can treat grinding and clenching by weakening the responsible muscles. By relieving the muscles the facial pain will be eliminated.

For facial pain and Temporomandibular Disorder (TMD) cases, we can inject muscles responsible with Botox. The use of Botox in TMD therapy can give us a totally new insight as to helping these patients who have had a lot of trouble getting relief before.

Fortunately, the effect of Botox is accumulative. Meaning that few times of treatment by Botox, the muscles will loss their strength and we don’t need to use the Botox anymore.

We can get relief for facial neuropathic pains by Botox as well.

We offer free consultation for Botox.

The treatment starts with just asking a question be it from your doctor or your dentist. We are here to help.

To Be Continued!

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