Bruxism, Teeth Grinding & TMJ Treatment
Easy & Effective Relief From Teeth Grinding Pain
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Bruxism is a condition in which you clench or grind your teeth without noticing it. During the day, you may clench and grind your teeth or you could be doing it at night while you sleep, called sleep bruxism. You might not even be aware that you have a teeth grinding disorder.
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Bruxism or teeth grinding can be caused by a variety of reasons, such as:
Teeth grinding can cause to a number of problems, including:
TMJ stands for temporomandibular joint. Your temporomandibular joints are placed just in front of your ears on both sides of your face.
The TMJs are the joints that join your lower jawbone to your skull and help you chew and talk.
When the muscles and ligaments that surround your jaw joints become inflamed or irritated, this results in TMJ dysfunction. The pain could be moderate or severe, depending on whether the disease is acute or chronic.
A patient may have acute tension headaches as well as intense pain in the jaw if this joint gets misplaced or overused due to excessive teeth grinding.
It is important not to leave your TMJ disorder untreated because this can cause inflammation, wear down of your teeth, sleep problems, anxiety and depression too.
Doctors at Glow & Go inject small doses of Botox treatment (botulinum toxin) directly into the masseter muscle that weakens the muscle well enough to stop repetitive teeth grinding and jaw clenching.
This helps to relax the muscle and relieves bruxism-related pain and reduces dental damage due to clenching teeth at night or during the day. You also see an improved facial profile as well as reduced headaches and jaw pains.
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Bruxism affects both males and women at about the same rate. You may be at a greater risk of experiencing teeth grinding if you have a family history of bruxism. Other factors to remember are:
TMJ disorder is most common in people between the ages of 20 and 40, and it affects women more than males.
The following are some of the most typical TMJ symptoms:
To avoid teeth grinding, follow these simple steps:
Botox treatment for bruxism/TMJ takes around 15-20 minutes. It’s a rather fast and efficient treatment with little to no no side effects. The full effects of TMJ/Bruxism treatment take 2-3 days to appear and last for 4-6 months.
Since the Botulinum Toxin Treatment is non-surgical and non-invasive, the patient is likely to be able to start normal activities right away.
We strongly advise patients not to rub or massage the area injected with Botox and should remain upright for a few hours to avoid spreading the toxin to other muscles. Physical activity should be avoided for 48 hours.
It usually takes 10 to 14 days for the treatment to take effect and you may notice noticeable improvements in your grinding teeth pain or TMJ pain.
If you are new to this treatment, we may need to see you in 2 to 4 weeks for a follow up. This is to ensure that the Botox dosage is correct and that the treatment is effective.
Botulinum toxin is relatively safe when injected by an experienced practitioner. However, there are a few potential short-term negative effects, such as:
The TMJ / Bruxism / Teeth Grinding treatment cost will be confirmed during your consultation with one of our Botox specialists.
Since everyone is different, the treatment as well as the results will also vary from patient to patient.
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