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Botox Treatment
for Bruxism and Chronic Muscle Pain

Botox Treatment

Did you know Botox is an effective treatment method for bruxism (teeth grinding)?

Dr. Zahir has many hours of training and has extensive knowledge of the muscles in the head and neck. Dr.Zahir is uniquely qualified to treat patients who deal with the painful side effects of these conditions.

Visit or call the office to learn how Botox can help with teeth clenching and grinding.

What is bruxism?

Bruxism is the medical term for teeth clenching or grinding that can occur during the day or while patients are sleeping at night. Because bruxism is an unconscious reflex, most people are unaware of it happening. There are often underlying causes such as stress, anxiety, certain medications, or sleep apnea. When bruxism occurs over a long period of time, it can cause the associated muscles to become stronger and become sore from being overworked. As these muscles become stronger, the unwanted side effects of bruxism can get worse.

Common symptoms of bruxism:

  • Jaw Pain
  • Tension headaches
  • Chipped, cracked or broken teeth
  • Migraines
  • Gum sensitivity
  • Jaw muscle fatigue or sore muscles

Jaw Pain

What is Botox?

Botulinum toxin, or Botox, is an FDA approved natural protein used in many medical therapies. It is injected into muscles in small amounts and acts by weakening or paralyzing the treated muscles.

How can Botox help treat pain?

Botox is injected into muscles responsible for teeth grinding and clenching.The treatment relaxes these muscles to stop involuntary grinding and clenching of the teeth, reducing both muscle pain and tooth wear. Botox does not affect voluntary movements such as chewing, speaking or smiling.

To find out if you are a candidate for this procedure, an extensive examination and consultation will be performed to review the different treatment options available, such as nightguards, medication, heat application, stretching, or Botox.

Trained dentists in Virginia can use Botox in conjunction with other dental treatments for muscle and dental related pain. If you are interested in Botox for cosmetic reasons, we will be more than happy to provide you with a referral.

How much does Botox treatment cost?

The cost of your Botox treatment will depend on the treatment path you and Dr. Zahir takes. For an individualized treatment quote, call Cedar Road Dental today to start your treatment plan.

If you’re experiencing jaw or facial pain from bruxism, it’s time to do something about it. You don’t have to live a life encumbered by persistent pain. Call Dr. Zahir, your trusted Bruxism specialist in Chesapeake, Virginia, today at (757) 548-0000 or request an appointment online to start living your best life.

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