Treatment for Bruxism
Botulinum Toxin A – Botox® can be used to treat Bruxism from teeth grinding. The procedure involves making a small number of injections in key areas that help to relax the muscles that cause the teeth to grind, resulting in no more sore jaws from excessive grinding of your teeth. The treatment tends to last for 3-4 months.
Using Botox® to help relax the muscles involved in involuntary teeth grinding is a very effective treatment for this condition. In some cases, chronic teeth grinding can result in a fracturing, loosening, or loss of teeth. The chronic grinding may wear teeth down to stumps. Teeth may become damaged by severe grinding and result in tooth loss, it can also affect your jaws, cause or worsen and even change the appearance of your face. Botox® works to relieve jaw tension and pain. It can eliminate headaches, teeth grinding, and lockjaw by relaxing the muscle that unconsciously creates such stress. This will keep your jaw muscles from looking defined and your jaw from seeming wider.
The treatment consists of some pain-free injections to the face, within two weeks you will notice a difference as the muscles relax.
There are other recommendations such as mouth guards, exercises and heat compress to help reduce tension in the grinding muscles, but as they are user dependent and therefore the efficacy is far less than using Botox®. The treatment is available at our clinic in Weybridge, Surrey, call today to get your questions answered and or book your consultation on 01932 706402
The procedure involves a few tiny injections into the muscles that cause the jaw to produce the grinding movement. The treatment will feel like few pin pricks on both sides of the jaw and temple.
For grinding prevention repeat treatments tend to happen at around the 4 month mark.
Bruxism treatments do not require any anesthetic. An extremely fine needle is used to inject tiny quantities to targeted muscles. If you prefer topical numbing cream can be applied and will need 20-30 min to kick in.
You will be given a 30 min treatment slot.
It takes about 5-7 days to be effective and lasts 4-5 months
As the Botox® works on relaxing the bite it can cause the chewing action of the muscles of the back teeth to be less powerful. This can be an initial effect but recovers in a couple of weeks if it does happen. It is very rare for weakness of facial muscles to happen.
I came to Saadia wanting bruxism Botox for my teeth grinding. She was very thorough with her consultation and taught me how the muscles in the face work. I feel confident every time I go and never feel rushed. I’m super happy with the results and would highly recommend seeing Saadia for a Consultation!Miss O'Brien
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