image007Tooth clenching and grinding can be a debilitating habit that leads to broken teeth, sore and hypertrophic jaw muscles, headaches, locked jaw and affect daily activities including smiling and eating. There are various options to help address clenching and grinding including night guards, relaxation therapies, massage, dry needling, heat and in severe cases jaw surgery. Another treatment modality that is becoming more common is Botulinum Toxin A injections (BTxA), a muscle relaxant often use for wrinkles. It works by relaxing the muscle, reducing the contractions and the pressure on the jaw. Dr Jess has had BTxA injections in her large jaw closing muscles (masseters) and the images below demonstrate the reduction in the muscle size in the jaw following this treatment. If you are interested in receiving BTxA treatment, contact us to organise a consultation with Dr Jess!