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    Results

    2-3 Weeks | 4-6 months
    Multiple sessions required
    9-12 months

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    Procedure Time

    10-15 Minutes

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    Risk & Complications

    Allergic Reactions, Bruises, Swelling,
    eyebrow/eyelid drooping asymmetry

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    Full Recovery

    No Downtime

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What Is Bruxism Or Teeth Grinding?

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.

Bruxism/ Teeth Grinding Symptoms?

  • Face soreness and pain
  • Migraines and headaches
  • Teeth grinding damage to your teeth causing tooth sensitivity
  • Soreness and stiffness in the jaw joint and surrounding muscles
  • You’re facing problems opening your mouth.
  • Ear pains
  • Disturbance in sleep
  • Shoulder tightness and tension

What Causes Teeth Grinding?

Bruxism or teeth grinding can be caused by a variety of reasons, such as:

  • Drinking alcohol
  • Smoking
  • Recreational drugs
  • Drinking a lot of caffeine (more than six cups of coffee a day).
  • Sleep issues.
  • Tension, anxiety and stress.
  • Taking certain medicines

Why Is Teeth Grinding Harmful For You?

Teeth grinding can cause to a number of problems, including:

  • Changes in your appearance and facial profile.
  • Teeth that have been broken, chipped or loosened.
  • Teeth loss due to clenching teeth
  • Wearing down of your teeth
  • Your TMJs, jaw, and neck muscles are affected causing you pain.

What Is TMJ?

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.

What Is TMJ Disorder?

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.

How Does Botox Injections Help Teeth Grinding/ Bruxism/ TMJ Pain?

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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Prices

  • Bruxism (Jaw Clenching) per session Rs.20k

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Frequently Asked Questions

Who Is Likely To Suffer From Bruxism Or Teeth Grinding?

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:

  • Type of personality, as those who are energetic are more likely to grind their teeth.
  • Tension
  • Tension Anxiety
  • Caffeine intake
  • Smoking
  • Anti-anxiety drugs

What Are TMJ Symptoms?

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:

  • Jaw ache and / or swelling
  • Toothache
  • Headaches.
  • Earaches.
  • Neck or shoulder pain
  • Opening or your mouth wide becomes difficult as well as chewing
  • You hear popping, or clicking sounds in the jaw joint.

How Can I Prevent Clenching My Teeth?

To avoid teeth grinding, follow these simple steps:

  • Avoid smoking
  • Try to avoid recreational drugs, and alcohol, which can worsen nighttime bruxism.
  • Have your teeth checked on a regular basis by a dentist who can address tooth grinding, TMJ disorder as soon as possible.
  • Fix any other dental issues you may be experiencing, such as crooked or missing teeth.

How Much Time Does Teeth Grinding Treatment Take?

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.

What Is The Recovery Time From Teeth Grinding/ Bruxism/ TMJ Treatment?

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.

How Long Do Botox Injections Take To Work?

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.

Are There Any Negative Side Effects of Bruxism Treatment with Botox Injections?

Botulinum toxin is relatively safe when injected by an experienced practitioner. However, there are a few potential short-term negative effects, such as:

  • At the injection site, there may be pain, swelling, or bruising.
  • Symptoms of flu or a headache
  • Drooling or a crooked smile
  • Excessive tearing or eye dryness

What Is Bruxism/ Teeth Grinding Treatment Cost?

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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Why Glow & Go?

Glow & Go Pakistan has a team of specialists who have profound experience in all kinds of aesthetic treatments located in Karachi, Lahore & Islamabad. The doctors in our aesthetic clinic use techniques that are suitable only to your needs and preferences and the goal is to make you look and feel better.