BOTOX® is extremely helpful for treating teeth grinding, as it relaxes the muscles involved in clenching and grinding.
Simi Valley, CA (PRWEB) August 30, 2014
Simi Valley dentist Carmen Rahimi, DMD, an associate at the dental practice of Jerrold D. Guss, DMD, recently became certified in the use of BOTOX® Cosmetic injections and now offers BOTOX® to treat a number of conditions.
Though BOTOX® is commonly associated with cosmetic procedures, such as the smoothing of facial wrinkles, many dentists use BOTOX® to treat teeth grinding, TMJ disorders, and as an alternative to surgical treatment of high lip lines.
"BOTOX® is extremely helpful for treating teeth grinding, as it relaxes the muscles involved in clenching and grinding," Dr. Rahimi said.
According to the Academy of Facial Esthetics, BOTOX® can reduce the intensity of muscle contractions that contribute to TMJ disorders, as well as reduce the associated facial pain. In addition, BOTOX® is increasingly being used along with dermal filler therapy to treat deep lines surrounding the mouth without surgery. Not only can patients avoid surgery, BOTOX® and dermal filler therapy can yield immediate results. BOTOX® can also be used to help patients adjust to a new set of dentures.
Dr. Rahimi uses BOTOX® primarily for treating teeth grinding and TMJ disorders, though she also offers it for treating "gummy smiles" and for other cosmetic dentistry treatments on a case-by-case basis.
“When people think of BOTOX®, they typically think of the cosmetic benefits associated with the product. However, BOTOX® can be used to treat a wide range of dental concerns, offering an alternative that is often much less-invasive than surgery,” Dr. Rahimi said.
Other services offered by Dr. Rahimi and Dr. Guss include:
For more information on treating teeth grinding and clenching with BOTOX®, visit Dr. Rahimi’s website at http://www.simifamilydentistry4u.com/.
About Dr. Rahimi and Dr. Guss, of Jerrold D. Guss, DMD:
Dr. Rahimi graduated from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in 1987 and has been practicing ever since. In 1996, she started practicing in the Simi Valley area where she continues to treat patients of all ages. Dr. Rahimi is a member of the Academy of Facial Esthetics and is certified in the use of BOTOX®. She received her BOTOX® certification in May 2013 and is trained in its use for dental esthetics, teeth grinding, and TMJ disorders.
Dr. Rahimi's partner, Jerrold D. Guss, DMD, has a similar background. He also graduated from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in 1987. He and Dr. Rahimi worked together in New Jersey and Canoga Park, California before opening a private Simi Valley dental practice in 1996.