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Wednesday, September 4 2013, 03:00 PM MDT
Botox Used to Treat Dental Problems
By Carla Roberts

(KUTV) Many of you probably clinch your teeth on a regular basis. If you have a sore jaw and headaches in the morning, chances are you are grinding your teeth.

“A lot of people, they grind at night and they don’t know it,” said Dr. Jordan Davis, a dentist in Bountiful. “Usually, it is because of stress.” Doctor Davis says grinding your teeth can cause dental problems like tooth decay and even tooth loss.

Dentists will usually try a number of methods to help you break the habit. You may have splints, or even a mouth guard. If those methods fail, some dentists, like Dr. Davis, are using Botox. “So if you do injections in these muscles up here that connect to the jaw, it relaxes those muscles.”
   
Traditionally, Botox is used to remove wrinkles. But it is now being used to treat ailments, such as migraines and teeth clinching.

The treatment is only temporary; Botox will wear off in about 6 months. You can then either get another treatment, or try a different method to stop grinding your teeth.

The cost of Botox all depends on the number of treatments. Some insurance companies will cover it, depending on the circumstance. You will need to discuss this with your insurance provider.

For more information, visit: www.davisdental.blogspot.com or www.davisdentalutah.com. You can also call their office at (801) 292-5812.

(Copyright 2013 Sinclair Broadcasting Group)Botox Used to Treat Dental Problems

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