Botox to Tackle Teeth Grinding and Jaw Clenching (bruxism)
Are you fed up of waking up in the morning with pain in your jaw and headache? Teeth grinding and jaw clenching are unpleasant and can cause a lot of physical discomfort. A botox treatment is an effective way to treat teeth grinding and jaw clenching.
What is teeth grinding?
Teeth grinding is where you slide your teeth back and forth over each other using a lot of pressure, and jaw clenching is where you clench your teeth together tightly without grinding. People often do it at night when they’re asleep – so they’re not even aware they’re doing it – and it results in constant tension in your jaws and head. Teeth grinding can also damage your teeth.
Botox treatment for teeth grinding in Amsterdam
To reduce teeth grinding, the cosmetic physician injects botulinum toxin into the jaw muscle using a thin needle. The dose used depends on the severity of the complaints. This reduces the functioning of the jaw muscle, which means you’ll contract your jaw less and you won’t grind your teeth or clench your jaw. You will experience less tension in your jaw as well as fewer associated complaints such as headaches. After the treatment, you will still be able to chew, eat, and laugh.
How long does the effect of botox last?
It can take about one to two months before the complaints completely disappear. In total, this botox treatment lasts for around six to twelve months. Afterwards, the complaints may not actually recur, because you may have gotten used to no longer unconsciously contracting the muscle. If the complaints do return, you can have a repeat treatment.
Want to find out whether a botox treatment is the solution to your teeth grinding problem? Then get in touch or make an appointment straight away via the booking page.