What Is Bruxism?
Bruxism is the medical term for excessive teeth grinding or jaw clenching, which can happen while sleeping (nocturnal bruxism) or even when fully awake.
Bruxism can eventually result in sensitive teeth, jaw pain, headaches, tooth damage and other disorders, up to wearing down teeth completely if nothing is done. The condition is also often associated with TMJ, or improper functioning of the muscles and joints of the lower jaw.
One of the top bruxism treatments today is Botox®, which has been shown to significantly relieve associated symptoms for both bruxism and TMJ.
Dentists often recommend Botox® as a preventative treatment option. It’s important, however, that your Botox® treatment is performed by a highly qualified professional. Both Dr. Muhn and Dr. Rosen are experts in administering specialized Botox® treatments.