Rick Glassman, DDS is a MAAFE member and is licensed to administer Therapeutic Injections with Botox for the relief of:
Botox vs. Conventional Bruxism Treatments
(excerpt from American Academy of Facial Esthetics)
Recently, Botox has proven to be an ideal treatment option for targeting and treating excessive muscle activity and spasticity. Many other treatments, such as anti-inflammatory medications and dental devices, do not address the source of the problem. Although dental devices can successfully protect teeth from damage at night for bruxism sufferers, they are ineffective in stopping the painful side effects of teeth grinding. http://www.facialesthetics.org/patient-info/botox-procedures/bruxism/
[Therapeutic injections of] Botulinum toxin type A for the treatment of hypertrophy of the masseter muscle.
(excerpt from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20517093)
Of a total 121 patients, six patients received two injections, 28 patients received three injections, 41 patients received four injections, 23 patients received five injections, 16 patients received six injections, six patients received seven injections, and one patient received eight injections. Overall masseter muscle size was reduced from 13.32 mm at the baseline visit to 9.94 mm at the last visit on average. As the number of visits increased through two to eight visits, the mean muscle size was decreased. According to the increase in the number of visits, the mean dose was decreased. There was no significant difference in muscle reduction effect analyzed by age subgroup. The muscle reduction effect after botulinum toxin treatment was better in patients with thicker masseter muscles.