Teeth grinding, also called Bruxism, is unconscious clenching of the teeth, whether awake or asleep, which can lead to physical pain and dental problems. Chronic teeth grinding can also cause headaches, earaches, and facial pain, as well as chipping of the teeth and increased tooth sensitivity.
At PHI Clinic, we use Botulinum Toxin Type A to address this condition. When injected into specific muscles, it relaxes them to ensure relief from chronic clenching or grinding, also having the effect of softening the contours of the face when the jaw has become widened. This treatment takes 20 minutes to administer and is temporary (lasting 3 to 4 months) so will require regular top ups to maintain, but results are noticeable between 2 and 5 days after treatment.
To find out how Botox can improve your teeth grinding, book a no obligation consultation with one of our highly trained clinicians at PHI Clinic.Book consultation
Factors to consider
Teeth grinding can be caused by a variety of reasons, including stress, anxiety, and sleep problems, and can become exacerbated through the consumption of alcohol, caffeine, and recreational drugs, as well as prescription medication like SSRI (selective seratonin reuptake inhibitor).
The masseter muscle, used in chewing, when overexercised, can cause a wide or square-looking jaw. This can be a problem for women, who may feel that their face looks too masculine, and wish to have a more rounded, feminine look.
Who Will Perform My Treatment?
Teeth grinding Botox treatments are performed by our injectors at PHI Clinic, including our two nurse injectors, Sam and Sarah. The nurses train with the doctors in our in house training facility, Academy 102. Here, they are taught by Dr Tapan Patel, our medical director, who is widely regarded as one of the top injectors in the world, and teaches other practitioners globally, as well as curating a range of state of the art techniques for injecting that he then passes on to the clinicians at PHI.
All of our practitioners work together to uphold the core values of PHI, to ensure that every patient who walks through our doors receives the highest level of care for safe, effective results. With Botox treatments, we always request that patients attend a review at around 6 weeks post-treatment to assess your results. Within this follow up consultation, you can discuss your outcomes with your clinician, who can introduce more product if necessary for optimal results.
Our Nurses Treating Our Dr Tapan
Sam and Sarah are both personally mentored by Dr Tapan, and they even perform his personal Botox treatments, including his bruxism therapy. Here is a collection of images showing Dr Tapan’s personal Botox treatments being performed by Sarah and Sam within the clinic.