A small but exciting study presented at the American Academy of Neurology’s annual meeting that found Botox may treat nighttime teeth grinding.
NEW ORLEANS — Botox may help prevent teeth grinding at night, results from a small study suggest.
In the study, patients with nighttime teeth grinding, or nocturnal bruxism, who were given Botox injections reported greater improvement in their condition compared to those given a placebo.
The findings suggest Botox could be used to treat nighttime teeth grinding, a common condition for which there is no established treatment, said study researcher Dr. William Ondo, a professor of neurology at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Although dental guards are used to prevent damage to teeth, they do not prevent the grinding itself, Ondo said.
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