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Transformative Botox treatment for Jaw Clenching and Teeth Grinding

At Essence Medical Cosmetic Clinic in Glasgow, we have particular experience and expertise in offering Botox injections specifically targeting the masseter muscle. This unique approach alleviates the discomfort of teeth grinding and jaw clenching and provides a sense of liberation from these involuntary actions.

Understanding involuntary jaw clenching and teeth grinding: Beyond Dental Concerns

Involuntary jaw clenching and teeth grinding are more than just dental issues. It’s an involuntary habit that can lead to jaw pain, headaches, enamel erosion, gum sensitivity, and even chipped teeth. If traditional remedies have left you seeking more, Botox – a name synonymous with botulinum toxin – might be the solution you’re looking for.

Botox: A Surprising Solution for Jaw Clenching and Teeth Grinding

Often associated with cosmetic applications, botulinum toxin has gained attention in medical circles for its muscle-relaxing properties, particularly in managing jaw clenching and teeth grinding. This revelation, supported by research in esteemed publications like Neurology and Pain Research and Management, showcases the versatility of Botox in treating various conditions.

How Botox Eases Jaw Clenching and Teeth Grinding

Botox is injected into the masseter muscle in treating bruxism, sometimes extending to the temporalis muscles, depending on individual needs. This treatment reduces jaw clenching and teeth grinding, easing related head tension and aches. The onset of relief typically occurs within 1 to 3 days post-injection and can last between 3 to 6 months.

Botox for a Slimmer Facial Profile

In addition to alleviating symptoms associated with involuntary jaw clenching and teeth grinding, Botox can subtly reshape your facial profile. Continuous grinding and teeth clenching can enlarge the masseter muscles, making the face appear wider. Botox injection in this area can also create a slimming effect by relaxing these muscles.

Masseter Muscle

Safety and Side Effects: The Importance of Expertise

While side effects are rare, it’s crucial to have this treatment administered by experienced specialists like Dr Kieren Bong. Minor side effects may include a temporary asymmetry in the smile or short-lived fatigue, but these are uncommon and typically resolve quickly.

Why Choose Botox for Involuntary Jaw Clenching and Teeth Grinding?

Botox offers a convenient and effective alternative to traditional methods like mouthguards. Its advantages include:

– Non-invasive treatment with no recovery time.

– An affordable solution for many.

– A comfortable experience, even for those sensitive to pain.

– Dual benefits of symptom relief and facial contouring.

– Quick procedure, making it an ideal ‘lunchtime treatment’.

Cost Considerations and Personalisation

At Essence Medical Cosmetic Clinic, the cost of Botox for jaw clenching and teeth grinding in Glasgow ranges from £320 to £350. This variation accounts for individual muscle strength and size differences, ensuring a tailored approach for each patient.

Book Your Consultation Today

To explore how Botox can help you, a consultation is essential. This is your opportunity to discuss your concerns, learn about the treatment, and ensure it’s your right choice. Call us at 0141 894 9098 to schedule your appointment and take the first step towards a more comfortable and confident you.

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