When you think about Botox, the first thought that comes to mind is likely how people visit plastic surgeons and use it successfully to reduce fine lines and wrinkles in their faces. But did you know that dentists are increasingly using Botox to treat bruxism? If you are in the Bend, Oregon area and have been searching online for “Bruxism treatment near me” to reduce your bruxism symptoms, you should consider Botox from Dr. Jared Adams (Dr. J) of Cascadia Family Dental.
Bruxism is a condition that results in an individual clenching or grinding their teeth chronically. Bruxism can occur both while awake and while asleep. For many who deal with daytime bruxism, it happens in moments of stress or anxiety. Dentists will often offer nighttime appliances if you suffer from overnight bruxism while you sleep.
When you have bruxism, the masseter muscle (which connects the cheekbone to the lower jaw) will become tense. This can often result in difficulties moving the jaw or chewing food. Bruxism can lead to several troublesome symptoms, including:
Getting treatment for bruxism is often quite effective and something your dentist can help you with.
Botox is an injectable treatment which involves the use of botulinum toxin. This neurotoxin works to inhibit the contraction of muscles. While many patients utilize Botox to reduce or eliminate fine lines and wrinkles, it is also found to be quite effective in treating bruxism.
Because Botox eliminates the repeated and involuntary contraction of the masseter muscles, you will no longer clench your jaw or grind your teeth. Botox needs to be carefully injected by your dentist using the correct volume of neurotoxin. It only takes a few minutes to be applied, and the results will last up to six months before requiring a follow-up treatment.
With unwavering dedication, Dr. Jared Adams combines his extensive education, passion for dental wellness, and commitment to the highest ethical standards to create transformative smiles and foster enduring patient relationships.
Dr. Adams's journey began with a persistent childhood dream of becoming a dentist. He holds dual pre-dental degrees in Human Resources and Biology from Gonzaga University and Eastern Washington University. Graduating from Loma Linda University with a Doctorate of Dental Surgery in 2013, Dr. Adams's commitment to excellence is evident through his pursuit of continuous learning, culminating in his recent achievement of the prestigious FAGD, a distinction held by only 3% of dentists nationwide.
Dr. Adams is an esteemed member of several dental organizations, including the Academy of General Dentistry and the American Dental Association, showcasing his dedication to staying at the forefront of dental advancements. In Dr. Jared Adams, you'll find a dentist whose expertise, authoritativeness, and trustworthiness are evident not only in his professional achievements but also in the warmth and compassion he approaches patient care. Your smile is in capable hands.