According to a post in Town & Country, a solution to bruxism may be botox. The masseter muscle runs from the rear area of a person’s cheek to a bone in the lower jaw. It plays a vital role in helping a person chew solid food. When botox is injected into this muscle, the botox causes the muscle to relax. This weakening of sorts of the muscle may improve with alleviating the pain that may develop from teeth grinding. It also has potential cosmetic benefits. By relaxing the muscle, the lower portion of the face may appear softer, reducing the chances of appearing to have a “square” jaw.
Botox injections into the masseter muscle can last for about six months and in some cases, even nine months.
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