With stress being on the rise in recent years, many have unknowingly taken it out on their jaws. Bruxism, or teeth grinding and clenching, is a common condition that affects 97% of people experiencing intense stress. This condition can lead to a range of dental and health problems, including jaw pain and headaches. While traditional treatment options such as night guards can be effective in managing bruxism, a newer treatment option is growing in popularity thanks to TikTok influencers: masseter Botox.
The masseter is one of the key muscles involved in chewing and is located along your jawline. Masseter Botox procedures involve injecting Botox into the masseter muscle, weakening the muscle and decreasing the intensity of teeth grinding and clenching. With muscle contractions being diminished during teeth grinding or clenching, clients can experience relief from headaches and jaw pain. The procedure typically involves injecting the Botox directly into the masseter muscle on both sides of the face. The injection itself is relatively quick and recovery is minimal.
Masseter Botox is becoming a popular option to lower bruxism’s effects due to its effectiveness and minimally invasive nature. If you suffer from bruxism and are looking for a non-invasive solution, you may be a candidate for the procedure. With its minimal recovery time and incredible benefits, masseter Botox is the exciting new treatment option that may be the answer to your jaw’s pain and discomfort.
Interested in finding out if you can qualify as a candidate for Botox treatments? Contact Dr. J. J. Wendel to learn more about this treatment and schedule a consultation with one of our industry experts.