I researched offering Botox for Oral Facial Pain years ago but the rules and regulations were different then. Today, we see so many patients that are experiencing pain from clenching and grinding. A simple injection in the cheeks can weaken the chewing muscles to alleviate the discomfort associated with their parafunctional habits. I personally can't wait to experience the relief from Botox in the masseter muscles myself! I suffer from excessive nocturnal bruxism (meaning I grinding and clench my teeth at night) and wear through night guards annually. Additionally, in today's society where we are always on the go, never take our eyes off our smart phones or the computer screen and other electronics, we are seeing increased levels of stress. I read a statistic recently about the increasing number of hospital and physician visits related to chronic stress. Managing the discomfort associated with the effects of these heightened stress levels can not only help prevent wear on the only set of teeth we get (naturally that is!), relax the muscles of the head and neck and make for an esthetic, relaxed and refreshed look.
We are very excited to be offering this to our patients after months of research, education and hands on course training through the American Academy of Facial Esthetics, the governing body that trains dentists to offer this treatment. Call for a dental examination and be sure to ask if you are a candidate for this treatment and what it would take to achieve the results you desire. We are thrilled to be one of the few offering this!