Botox controls the masseter muscles, the largest jaw muscles that help us carry our teeth.
Botox, ie botulinum toxin, was first used to treat contractions around the eye. In addition to the use of beauty for the removal of the lines around the eyes, at the forehead and between the eyebrow, it has been used in the treatment of some diseases. Examples of these diseases include eye twitching, lethargy, chronic migraine headaches, neck contractions, excessive sweating, cerebral palsy, and tooth grinding (bruxism).
What is the importance of botox at oral treatment?
If you squeeze your teeth unconsciously at night or if a relative warns you about it, you have bruxism. Bruxism is a condition that causes because of extrucion your teeth involuntary and continues with excessive grinding. Tooth squeeze may cause erosions or cracks at tooth enamel and existing porcelain restorations or fillings. At the same time, due to the reduction of the joint fluid in the jaw joint, it may cause abrasions in the joint and nest, mouth opening difficulties and pain. Teeth squeezing can be reduced by botox treatment done on the facial muscles. Botox controls the masseter muscles, the largest jaw muscles that help us carry our teeth.
What is the reason of teeth squeeze?
It can be stress, anger, disappointment and tension.
What are the main symptoms of tooth squeezing?
Head, ear, jaw and facial pain, tinnitus, voice coming from jaw joint when opening the mouth, difficulty in mouth opening, pain or jaw shift.
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