No matter what the theory is that causes these issues, studies show that clenching and grinding your teeth leads to the destruction of otherwise healthy dentition, exacerbates periodontal diseases and often causes TMD, headaches and facial pain.
We often use bite appliances as the treatment of choice, however, on occasion the grinding will not stop or the headaches just will not go away.
We now use BOTOX routinely as one of our treatment choices to help our patients.
In our never-ending efforts to widen our services, keep up with technological changes, and perform procedures as well as, if not better than, any other health care provider, we offer therapeutic uses of Botox to treat these issues.
We can treat migraines, bruxism and TMJ patients with painless bilateral injections of Botox into muscles. Using the correct amount of Botox will reduce the intensity of contraction of these muscles and the relief and re-programming of these muscles can help eliminate facial pain, reduce TMJ symptoms, eliminate headaches, and generally reduce the effects of bruxism. Over about 9 months of treatment the patient will begin to ween off of Botox and at the same time abate from clenching, particularly during sleep.
If these are issues you are experiencing contact or call us to see Dr. Lubell and Dr. Scheinfeld for a complimentary consult.
Nanci Lubell, DMD
290 Carpenter Drive, 200A
Atlanta, GA 30328
 Botox is absolutely non-habit forming. This term of art means that you won’t be dependent on relief from Botox treatment, which generally lasts about 3 months.