Botox in the treatment of bruxism is an application that does not eliminate the cause, but reduces and destroys the symptoms. Teeth grinding botox treatment also prevents the formation of permanent sequelae by preventing the anatomical destruction caused by this condition on the teeth, jawbone and joint. Teeth grinding botox is performed every 3-4 months depending on the patient’s complaints and condition. It is not a life-threatening factor, but it creates effects such as reducing the quality of life, restlessness and pain in the face area.
What are the causes of bruxism?
When you ask what causes clenching, you may not be able to answer exactly. The reason for this is that physical, psychological and genetic factors are effective in Bruxism (teeth grinding). There may be emotions that trigger bruxism, such as anxiety, stress, anger, frustration, or tension. It can be a coping strategy or habit in situations of mental tension or deep concentration. Sleep bruxism may be sleep-related chewing activity during sleep.
How is bruxism botox done?
In most patients, two weeks after the clenching botox injection, symptoms related to clenching appear to decrease or improve. Botox treatment dose in bruxism is 40-60 units in total. Approximately 20 to 30 units of botox are applied to each chin on special points. The dose amount is a ratio that the administering doctor will determine according to the volume or strength of the muscle during the examination. The effect of Botox usually lasts for 6 months.
What are the risks of bruxism botox?
Dental problems from bruxism include loss of tooth enamel, increased tooth sensitivity, and flattening and/or cracking of teeth. Bruxism patients who sleep by clenching their teeth and clenching while awake, often experience jaw pain. Another side effect of bruxism is hypertrophy, which occurs with the strengthening and thickening of the jaw muscles.