Treatment of bruxism
Treatment of bruxism


Considered not only as a dental problem, but also as a psychosomatic disease, bruxism is habitual, unconscious clenching of the jaws and grinding of teeth. In psychiatry it is considered as parasomnia, i.e. sleep disorder. Bruxism is a multifactoral condition, the cause of which is not fully explained yet. Its development may be affected by anxiety, stress, deficiencies, hormonal disorders, but also defects directly related to the oral cavity, e.g. occlusion disorders.

Treatment of bruxism is performed under the care of a dentist. The specialist most often recommends to make a special dental guard which prevents grinding of teeth during sleep. Dental methods eliminate symptoms, but they do not eliminate the cause of the disease. In this respect, it may be necessary to seek support of a psychologist, physiotherapist or neurologist.

Alleviation of bruxism symptoms involves, among others, exercises, relaxing massages or ice cubes compresses. On the other hand, face modeling therapy may be used as part of rehabilitation, the assumption of which is to fight the problem of bruxism.

Botox is one of the methods of bruxism treatment that is distinguished byhigh effectiveness. The botulinum toxin administered to the masseters weakens them, and consequently reduces the problem of clenching the jaws and grinding of teeth. The patient feels the first effect after three days. 

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Bruxism treatment with botox

The treatment involves administering the botulinum toxin into the masseters, where the effect lasts about 6 months. In addition, as a result of the treatment, you will notice slimming of the masseter muscles.  Read more

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