Bruxism is a condition in which a person unconsciously grinds or clenches their teeth, often during sleep. It can also occur during waking hours, often as a result of stress or anxiety.
Bruxism can cause a number of symptoms, including jaw pain, headaches, and worn or chipped teeth. In severe cases, it can also lead to TMJ (temporomandibular joint) disorder, which can cause chronic pain and difficulty with jaw movement.
Treat the bruxism, after pictures have been taken and a health declaration and treatment agreement have been signed, the treatment can begin. One to two small injections will be made in the masseters and sometimes on the temporal muscle, lowering the tension.
Medical Evaluation Required
Don’t lay down on your face, don’t rub your face, don’t use hats or glasses, for the next 4 hours. Avoid saunas, pools or beaches in 24 hours. Don´t exercise in 24 hours. Don´t drink alcohol or smoke in 24 hours.
The recovery time it’s right away, sometimes redness of the skin, swelling or bruises may occur.
Everyone’s body is different and so are the results, on average you´ll be able to enjoy the results from 3 to 6 months.
Why treat bruxism?
Botulinum toxin can be used as a treatment for bruxism because it helps to relax the muscles in the jaw and reduce grinding and clenching. Specifically, Botulinum toxin works by blocking the release of acetylcholine, a neurotransmitter that is involved in muscle contraction.
When injected into the muscles of the jaw, Botulinum toxin can help to reduce the frequency and intensity of grinding and clenching, which can alleviate the symptoms of bruxism. Botulinum toxin treatment for bruxism is typically reserved for severe cases that have not responded to other therapies, such as mouthguards or behavioral interventions. Treat your armpit bruxism at rejuvenate clinic.
Rejuvenate Clinic offers consultations with one of our physicians prior to any treatment or treatments you may express interest in. We use our intakes to consider possible medical objections to desired treatments, map out treatment areas and offer personalized advice in line with your preferences and options.