Botox for bruxism
Bruxism is the medical definition given by unconsciously clenching the jaw or grinding the teeth, usually while sleeping but during the day it is also possible to be unconscious.
Although the most common problems of Bruxism are headache and facial tension, it can cause other problems, so it is recommended to treat it to avoid:
- Mandibular pains.
- Tooth wear.
- Muscle pain or myofascial pain.
- Altering the masticatory function.
- Trauma to the occlusion.
The medical treatment for Bruxism is very effective, is done with botulinum toxin (Botox), which decreases or eliminates it temporarily.
With the relaxation of the masseter muscle, this treatment also has aesthetic benefits, since the face is stylized, recovering the V shape of the face.
The technique, which does not require anesthesia, botox is injected into the masseter muscle responsible for the grinding, blocking the nerve impulse in the corresponding area. The application of botox does not affect chewing or speech.
The effect of the treatment can be seen from 3-4 days after application and the results usually last between 4 and 6 months.