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Bruxism treatment

Bruxism manifests itself in the involuntary clamping of the jaw and gnashing of teeth, which most often occurs during sleep, becoming very irritating for the loved ones. The bite itself and also your well-being suffers from this ailment. Fortunately, there are many ways to treat it, and one of them is injecting botulinum toxin, which effectively relaxes your jaw muscles.
bruxism treatment

Treating bruxism with botox

Bruxism is an excessive and involuntary activity of masseter muscles, which manifests itself in grinding teeth and clenching.  This symptom is difficult to control, because it usually occurs during sleep.

As a result, the disease not only leads to problems such as headaches, but also dental problems can occur.  The use of botulinum toxin, effectively relax jaw muscles, which reduces the clenching of the masseter muscles.

This method can be used as an independent method, as well as a supplement to the use of a specialized relaxation splint.

Treating bruxism with botox - is it worth it?

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Do you want to safely get rid of arduous teeth grinding?

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Do you have a few minutes to relax your jaw muscles?

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Do you want to get rid of the problem of gnashing teeth for several months?

indications

Who is it for?

If you want to avoid:

  • enamel abrasion,
  • abrasion of dental crowns,
  • loosening teeth,
  • degenerative changes in the temporomandibular joints,
  • masseter muscle asymmetry,
  • exposure of the tooth necks,
  • migraines,
  • neck and back tension

as well as balance disorders and even hearing problems, which are symptoms of bruxism, then a treatment with botox will be a godsend for you.

The procedure

The injection is performed under local anesthesia, so you don’t have to worry about pain.  The doctor adjusts the botox dose to your needs and the goal of the therapy. The procedure is performed by using a micro-needle, which is injected into the muscles located just under the skin. The whole procedure only takes several minutes. Most patients compare the prick to a mild mosquito bite.

The effects

You can return to your daily activities immediately after the procedure, because recovery is not needed.  However, your doctor will recommend that you abstain from physical activity and alcohol for 24 hours after the procedure. Additionally, for two weeks after the botulinum toxin injection, avoid heating in the sauna or solarium. The results of the treatment last from four to six months.  After this time, the procedure can be repeated.

So, if you get the symptoms of bruxism, do not let it expose you to unpleasant health and aesthetic effects. Botulinum toxin will solve your problem for a long time.