Bruxism Teeth Grinding
Bruxism teeth grinding can be treated with BOTOX, this is an effective and popular treatment to reduce pain and decrease muscle mass.
Symptoms of bruxism teeth grinding include:
- facial pain
- pain and stiffness in the jaw joint (temporomandibular joint) and surrounding muscles, which can lead to temporomandibular disorder (TMD)
- disrupted sleep (for you or your partner)
- worn-down teeth, which can lead to increased sensitivity and even tooth loss
- broken teeth or fillings
Facial pain and headaches often disappear when you stop grinding your teeth. Tooth damage usually only occurs in severe cases and may need treatment.
Bruxism causes large muscles to build up in your jaw. it also can lead to headaches, toothache, facial pain and problems with bite action.
Botox is tremendously effective in stopping unwanted facial expressions, such as frowning, by blocking the nerve input to the injected muscles. But weakening facial muscles is useful for more than just making one look better, Botox injections can also help one feel better as well. Facial pain from grinding one’s teeth, known as bruxism, can be dramatically improved as well. By injecting the large masseter muscles, muscle spasm is stopped and their bite pressures are reduced. This decreases facial pain and decreases excessive wear on the teeth as well.
The effect of the injections can also reduce the bulk of the masseter muscles which make the lower face look heavy and round. This decreases with treatment resulting in a more pleasing face shape which has better proportions. This treatment is best performed once a dental assessment for malocclusion is carried out