Such a large percentage of the patients I see on a daily basis have the chief complaint of “jaw pain” or “headaches”. These symptoms are typically associated with the clenching or grinding of teeth. We can now tailor the dosage of Botox so each patient can still function normally, but it will relax the muscle, just enough, to reduce the clenching and grinding. This is now considered by some to be the first line of therapy with the muscles associated with TMJ disorder rather than a bulky bite splint. An added benefit is that we can actually re-shape the angle of the jaw over time as the muscle relaxes. Women, in particular, like this as it can provide the more feminine “heart shaped” look so many desire. So, if any of these issues sound familiar to you, remember, “Botox isn’t just for wrinkles anymore.”
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Mazzawi Family Dentistry
268 East Main Street Hwy 78, Snellville, Georgia