Long before Botox ® Cosmetic injections were used to beautify the face, they were used for medical purposes. Increasingly, Botox ® is used as an alternative treatment for teeth grinding, TMJ (temporo-mandibular joint) disorders and associated jaw tension and pain. Botox weakens the masseter muscle whose over-activity is responsible for grinding. Related problems of TMJ pain and headaches also improve dramatically. The injections often eliminate loss of tooth enamel resulting from teeth grinding, and, in cases of severe stress, BOTOX® can even minimize lock jaw.
Spastic muscles or muscles that clench involuntarily can cause extreme discomfort and embarrassment. Botox ® Therapeutic — delivered directly to problematic muscles via injections — can relieve facial tics, involuntary teeth clenching, and other medical problems. Patients typically get three to four months of relief after just one treatment. Dr. Darvish can reduce or eliminate symptoms associated with teeth grinding and TMJ with a few quick, and pain free injections.
For a free consultation on how treat tour TMJ, teeth grinding or any other cosmetic issue you may be having, please click here or call us at 310.979.SKIN (7546). At your free cosmetic consultation, Dr. Darvish will address your concerns and suggest the most appropriate procedure. Dr. Darvish personally performs all injectable treatments and can be contacted via email or telephone for any pre or post procedure questions you may have.