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Dentists located in Murray Hill, New York, NY


Teeth-grinding and jaw-clenching affect up to one-third of adults during the day and more than 1 in 10 while they're asleep. This can give you headaches and jaw pain and create issues with your teeth down the road. Michelle Luna, DDS, MS, offers Botox® procedures to alleviate your grinding and clenching. At Milano Dental Studio in the Murray Hill neighborhood of Manhattan in New York City, New York, Dr. Luna treats adults of all ages. If you’re interested in booking a Botox treatment, call the practice today.

Botox Q & A

What can Botox treat? 

Botox is a neuromodulator drug that blocks or modifies a nerve impulse. Similar to how Botox relaxes facial muscles, alleviating lines and wrinkles, it can ease tension in your jaw. 

Botox can treat issues like teeth grinding (bruxism) and temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD). These disorders affect the joints, muscles, and ligaments around your jaw. 

Botox treatment can prevent and improve symptoms associated with these conditions:

  • Jaw pain
  • Headaches 
  • Chipped or cracked teeth 
  • Pain in the face, jaw, neck, and temples
  • Immobility in your jaw 
  • Jaw tension
  • Difficulty chewing 

If night guards or other treatments aren’t effective, your dentist may discuss Botox to improve your oral and physical health.

What happens during a Botox procedure?

Botox treatment is a non-surgical procedure performed at Milano Dental Studio. Your provider can inject Botox into your jaw muscles, temple, forehead, and other areas, depending on your needs. You may feel a slight pinch at the injection site, but overall, the procedure isn’t painful. 

Each appointment can last anywhere from 10-30 minutes. You can return to your daily activities and expect to feel the full benefits of the treatment in a few days. Depending on the severity of your symptoms, it can take up to three Botox sessions over several months to experience optimal relief. 

Results can last between 3-6 months. Botox is not a cure for TMD or teeth grinding but a great option as an adjunctive.

If you’d like to discuss Botox treatments, call Milano Dental Studio today.