Teeth grinding

Grinding your teeth has many negative effects, such as tooth damage, jaw problems, headaches and muscle aches. The treatment will reduce grinding and the damage and pain it causes.

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Teeth grinding
Teeth grinding

Why does teeth grinding develop?

Occasional teeth grinding - medically known as bruxism - is not usually a serious problem, but if it occurs regularly, it can lead to joint problems in the jaw and can compromise the health of the teeth, gums, the masseter muscles and even some spinal vertebrae.

Teeth grinding is most common at night, during sleep. It is usually involuntary, related to stress or anxiety, and can also be caused by the anatomical position of the teeth and jaw. Missing or chipped teeth, overly high cavities, bridges, crowns and veneers, irregular bite can also lead to teeth grinding or intensify an existing problem. Bruxism can also be a symptom of neurological diseases such as Huntington's disease or Parkinson's disease. It can also be triggered by taking psychiatric medications such as antidepressants.

If the grinding is caused by excessive tension in the large masseter muscle, it can cause other unpleasant symptoms such as neck pain, headaches, migraines and aesthetic problems such as widening of the lower part of the face.

An effective solution to teeth grinding caused by tension in the masseter muscle is Botox injections, which can relieve the constant tension and improve the quality of life by eliminating disturbing symptoms.

Botox, the common name for botulinum toxin, is a toxin produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum, but it is completely safe to use. In small doses, botox can block the signals that cause the muscles to contract. The treatment eliminates chronic headache and neck pain.

What can be done to prevent teeth grinding?

Facial feminisation (Masseter treatment)

The masseter botox reduces the muscle's strong tension and volume, preventing the development of health and aesthetic problems of the jaw and the development of dental, gum and masseter muscle disorders.

During this quick, essentially painless procedure, our specialist uses a thin needle to inject botulinum toxin at predetermined points in the area to be treated. There is minimal discomfort and no local anesthetic is required. The masseter treatment lasts 3-4 months and can be repeated if the muscle starts to get tense again.

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Facial feminisation (Masseter treatment)

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