bruxism (gnashing of teeth)
Time of surgery
15 – 20 min
Transient effect of excessive reaction
Time of healing
Period of sensitivity
1 – 2 weeks
Number of treatments
Gradually 3 – 14 days
Duration of effects
3 – 4 months, regular repetition prolongs the effect
With the Greek “gnashing teeth”. The incidence of bruxism is estimated at 8 – 20% in the adult population. Bruxism is a movement disorder of the rumen muscles that can occur during sleep (SBB) and awake bruxism (AB). This disorder usually consists in clenching and / or grinding of teeth in an uncontrolled way, which can lead to tooth damage, periodontal pain, it sometimes occurs due to emotional factors.
Long-term, untreated bruxism can lead to enlargement of rumen muscles, resulting in facial oval change.
The treatment involves the administration of the right amount of botulinum toxin with a thin needle in the rumen muscles.
- Someone from your surrounding can hear the grinding of your teeth at night
- You feel soreness of the jaw in the morning, after the night rest
- Your teeth or gums are aching in the morning
- You feel the clenching of your teeth or gnashing your teeth during the day
Injection of botulinum toxin to rumen muscle has two main purposes:
Causes it to weaken and consequently reduces the degree of clenching, gnashing of teeth, which alleviates pain, discomfort and prevents tooth decay.
In addition, weakening of the rumen muscle leads to a decrease of its mass and brings back face’s natural appearance.
You should massage the injection sites. It is contraindicated to consume alcohol on the day of the treatment and within 3 days after the treatment.
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