Botox For Jaw Tension?

Published on July 7th, 2013 by tarink

Jaw PainNear Salt Lake City, UT, one 53-year-old man suffering from extreme jaw pain has found relief from a most unusual source… Botox. After trying conventional treatments, such as mouth guards, Mr. Wade Paxman discovered the drug that smooths out wrinkles on the forehead and between the eyes, among other areas on the face. In fact, Mr. Paxman says his jaw feels so much better since starting Botox treatments that he goes back every six months for another injection.

Right now, the off-label use of Botox to treat jaw tension is experimental and just catching on in many parts of the United States. Growing interest in Botox’s dental applications is sparking a debate over whether dentists should use it cosmetically. Some say Botox applications are well within a dentist’s scope of practice for patients with bruxism, which is severe jaw clenching and grinding.

Interested in Botox? Dr. Almeyda is a board certified plastic surgeon, and experienced in administering Botox treatment in New York City. Contact us for more information on the benefits of Botox, as well as the many other procedures and applications Dr. Almeyda offers.