Bruxism is excessive grinding of the teeth or jaw clenching and has been reported to be as common as in 30% of the population.
Bruxism may cause headaches, tempero-mandibular joint (TMJ) pain, aching jaw, wear and tear of teeth, and damage to crowns and fillings.
In addition, bruxism may cause hypertrophy of the masseter muscle, which gives an unattractive squareness to the jaw. In fact, in women especially, this squared jaw may look more masculine. Some people are not aware of their bruxism because it occurs during their sleep and they just suffer from the many symptoms.
In recent years, it was discovered that neuro-modulators like Botox, Dysport or Xeomin may improve Bruxism and masseter muscle hypertrophy. Dr. Stolman began offering this treatment a few years ago, as soon as it was reported successful.
The neuro-modulator medicine usually improves the symptoms for 4-6mths and may be repeated as needed. The treatment is well tolerated, almost painless, and with minimal side effects.
Additional cosmetic treatment services offered by Dr. Stolman:
Acne Scar Treatments Birthmark & Mole Laser Treatments Botox, Dysport, Xeomin Chemical Peels Cosmetic Dermatology Excessive Sweating (Hyperhidrosis) Cosmetic Fillers Laser and light Facials Laser Vein Treatment Laser Wrinkle Treatments Lip Augmentation Melasma Treatment Scar Treatment Stretch Mark Treatment Teeth Grinding (Masseter muscle hypertrophy)
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