Masseter Toxin for Clenching and Grinding
Here at Smile Hub Dental Clinic, we provide Masseter toxin for clenching and grinding. Toxin is an injectable muscle relaxer. It uses neurotoxin that temporarily paralyzes the muscle. Toxin is usually used to create a smoother appearance of line and wrinkles but can be injected into your masseter muscle near your cheekbone to reduce facial pain.
What is masseter toxin?
The masseter is one of the muscles located at the side of your face and connects the jawbone to the cheekbone. This helps you to chew. When toxin is injected into the masseter muscle it is known as masseter toxin or jaw toxin. The botulinum toxin to temporarily block the nerve signals in the masseter muscle which prevents it form moving.
Botox in the masseter is normally used for:
- managing teeth grinding known as bruxism
- reducing jaw tension, pain, and clenching
- relieving migraines and headaches
- creating a more contoured square jaw
- creating a more balanced face shape