Bruxism (Teeth Clenching) and Jaw Botox

Bruxism It is the involuntary clenching or grinding of the teeth during the day or night during sleep. Bruxism can have different causes. It can develop due to a wrong restoration in the mouth, crowding in the teeth, or it can be of psychological origin. Some drugs used, some systemic diseases such as Parkinson’s, sleep disorders can also trigger bruxism.

In people with bruxism gum problems, jaw joint disorders and damage to the restorations in the teeth. Problems such as enamel fractures and flattening of tooth surfaces may occur. In addition, due to bruxism, the jaw joint, temple, head and neck
There may be stretching pains.

BruxismThere are different approaches to treatment:

*One of the classical methods, night plate application is provided with plates obtained from hard or soft acrylic.

*In current treatments botox (chin botox)Thanks to its application, bruxism can be prevented.

As a result of clenching and grinding, patients experience enamel fractures and pain in the head and neck region of the jaw joint. Sometimes it can even cause migraines. It causes the formation of a square face structure in the chin due to its hypertrophy (growth) as a result of excessive work of the masticatory muscle called masseter.

chin botoxcertain amounts to the chewing muscles with treatment botulinum toxin By injecting the overactivity of this muscle is stopped. Although the effect varies depending on the muscle structure, it lasts for an average of 6 months. Thanks to this application, it is possible to get rid of the square appearance by weakening the chewing muscles in the jaw, as well as eliminating the discomforts such as enamel fractures due to bruxism, excessive sensitivity in the teeth, headache and neck pain.

chin botox The application is completed in a short time like 5-10 minutes. It does not have any side effects when the correct application is made and the correct amounts are injected. The effect is completed within 2-3 days and an additional dose can be applied if necessary in the control session to be held 10 days later.

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