Bruxism, or teeth grinding, is an unconscious teeth grinding problem that occurs while awake or asleep. Grinding the teeth for a long time invites various dental and jaw problems, especially physical pain. One of the primary methods applied in the treatment of this problem is jaw botox.


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What is Dental Botox?

Untreated chronic teeth grinding can lead to migraines, earaches, facial pain and headaches.

In addition, problems such as increased tooth sensitivity, tooth enamel loss and tooth flattening may also occur. Bruxism patients who usually clench their teeth at night have a square jaw appearance.

This condition, which is caused by excessive contraction of the masseter muscle, one of the chewing muscles, causes the patient to experience both physical pain and aesthetic discomfort.

With masseter botox, known as bruxism botox treatment, the contracted chewing muscles are softened. The aim of the treatment is to return the face to its normal state and to eliminate problems such as head, jaw and ear pain in the patient. This method, which stops excessive muscle activity and relaxes the muscles, stops involuntary grinding.

How is Masseter Botox Applied?

Masseter Botox is applied by injecting small doses of botulinum toxin directly into the masseter muscle that allows the jaw to move. After the injection, the muscle in the area is weakened and the jaw contraction and teeth grinding are terminated. The main benefits of masseter botox are as follows:

  • This procedure provides significant muscle relaxation and helps to reduce grinding-related abrasions on the teeth.
  • Eliminates teeth grinding and jaw clenching.
    Reduces joint damage and headaches.
  • It slims the jaw structure and eliminates the square appearance.
  • It reduces the size of the overgrowing jaw muscle, thus making the chin thin and prominent.
  • This application, which is quite safe, does not carry any risk as it does not require surgical operation.

Masseter Botox is a very safe and successful treatment method. None of the voluntary movements such as chewing and facial expression are affected by this procedure, all chewing movements can be continued normally after treatment. There is also the advantage of returning to work life in a short time after the botox procedure, which takes about 10 minutes.

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