Bruxism literally means “teeth grinding.” It is a disease that manifests itself in unnatural clenching of teeth and gnashing of teeth during sleep.
At first glance, this condition may seem harmless, but it can be very troublesome. Symptoms such as headaches, tinnitus and discomfort in the ears, and tooth sensitivity may appear. If left untreated, it leads to serious health consequences.
Bruxism can have serious consequences for the body.
First of all, these are damage to the teeth due to abrasion of the enamel and cracking of the enamel. This can then lead to loosening of the teeth and their falling out. Subsequently, it can cause chronic increases in muscle tone, muscle soreness, and chronic headaches. Patients are often unaware of the disease.
In order to treat bruxism, a special relieving splint is used, selected by a prosthetist. It is effective in the early stages of the disease.
We will focus on the possibility of effective treatment of bruxism thanks to aesthetic medicine and the use of botox.
The precise use of botox brings very good results in the treatment of bruxism.
Botox is also known as botulinum toxin. It works by blocking neuromuscular conduction. It reduces muscle tension, and as a result, it reduces the intensity of teeth rubbing against each other. The procedure is safe and practically painless, therefore it does not require anesthesia.
The duration of the procedure is approximately 20 minutes. The first effects are visible after a few days, and the full result after about a week. Botox lasts for about half a year. After this time, the treatment should be repeated.
Thanks to botox, you can get rid of the problem forever. The procedure should be repeated twice a year for about 2 years.
– I came to PlusMed for a typical botox injection – filling in wrinkles. During the consultation, I learned that I had symptoms of bruxism. I didn’t know what it was, and I was completely surprised when the doctor suggested Botox injections. Now botox is used for wrinkles and for the treatment of my condition, which I didn’t even know I had. The effect is that my constant headaches have disappeared – Patient Ola