Masseter Botox For Bruxism
There’s no need to suffer.
Botox for Bruxism, or Teeth Grinding, is a safe and helpful way forward for many.
Unfortunately, bruxism, or teeth clenching is not uncommon. Worse, many try varying efforts to tame or stop it without success.
Many have tried the following modalities, and still do not get relief:
- Special pillows when sleeping
- Night guards (often wear them out!)
- Dental guided physical therapy
- Home PT exercises
- Ultrasound assisted massage
- Short term muscle relaxer
- Lowering stress
- Paying attention to biting down during the day
Placement of the Botox for bruxism matters.
It’s for this reason, Dr. Bartlett carefully marks each patient prior to the procedure. Each person’s anatomy, and the size of their masseter can be slightly different. So taking this step is an easy way to avoid complications such an irregular, or disturbance of the muscles that aid your ability to have your wonderful smile.
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Important Safety Information
The Galleri test is recommended for use in adults with an elevated risk for cancer, such as those aged 50 or older. The Galleri test does not detect all cancers and should be used in addition to routine cancer screening tests recommended by a healthcare provider. Galleri is intended to detect cancer signals and predict where in the body the cancer signal is located.
Use of Galleri is not recommended in individuals who are pregnant, 21 years old or younger, or undergoing active cancer treatment.
Results should be interpreted by a healthcare provider in the context of medical history, clinical signs and symptoms. A test result of “No Cancer Signal Detected” does not rule out cancer. A test result of “Cancer Signal Detected” requires confirmatory diagnostic evaluation by medically established procedures (e.g. imaging) to confirm cancer.
If cancer is not confirmed with further testing, it could mean that cancer is not present or testing was insufficient to detect cancer, including due to the cancer being located in a different part of the body. False-positive (a cancer signal detected when cancer is not present) and false-negative (a cancer signal not detected when cancer is present) test results do occur. Rx only.
Laboratory Test Information
GRAIL’s clinical laboratory is certified under the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments of 1988 (CLIA) and accredited by the College of American Pathologists (CAP). The Galleri test was developed, and its performance characteristics were determined by GRAIL. The Galleri test has not been cleared or approved by the Food and Drug Administration. GRAIL’s clinical laboratory is regulated under CLIA to perform high-complexity testing. The Galleri test is intended for clinical purposes.
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The list price for the Galleri test is $949. This is payable directly to Galleri/Grail.
Most health insurance plans do not cover the cost of the Galleri test.
Our clinic consult fee for this test is $200, payable to our clinic. If found to be an appropriate candidate, this will include our lab draw costs at the clinic, specimen handling, shipping, and follow up lab review.
You may be able to use pre-tax dollars in your flexible spending account (FSA) or health savings account (HSA) to pay for the Galleri test. Check with your FSA or HSA administrator or insurance provider to determine eligibility.
A flexible payment plan may assist you with 0% interest for up to 12 months. Learn how to enroll by calling GRAIL Customer Service at (833) 694-2553
The cost of the Galleri test does not include additional diagnostic testing to confirm cancer. If you need help obtaining insurance coverage for diagnostic tests, please contact the GRAIL patient advocate, firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
If I have a positive cancer signal, what next?
Great question. We are trying to create improved access to tests that may help clients.
If a positive cancer signal is detected, clients will need to follow up with their primary care physicians or specialists to determine if, what, and how further screening and investigation needs to be done.
As a clinic that does not accept insurance, we feel it's important that clients know this, and that we require clients to have access and follow up with an established PCP prior to testing for their safety.
As we are no longer full scale primary care, we do not perform the further investigation.
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