Teeth grinding - Botulinum relaxes

The popular saying goes: "clench your teeth" when we have to get through an unpleasant situation. Some people do this literally: many people permanently clench their teeth or grind - day and night - under stress or in stressful life circumstances such as a responsible job.

"Bruxism" is the technical term. The possible consequences: Headaches, tension around the mouth, neck and throat, abraded tooth surfaces, sore muscles in the chewing muscles, which can also be enlarged and then make the face more angular and full.

Our jaws can build up pressure of up to 400 kilos - eight to ten times more force than we need to chew. Botulinum can specifically slow down this excessive muscle force. Teeth grinding or clenching diminishes, facial features relax. Chewing splints overnight are a thing of the past.

What is botulinum and how does it work?

Botulinum - or more precisely: botulinum toxin - is a tension blocker. It has been used successfully for decades to treat neurological diseases. Aesthetic medicine would be unthinkable without it because of its wrinkle-smoothing effect - but with a fraction of the dosage used in neurology.

Injected into the muscle, botulinum slows down the transmission of the command to contract for up to six months - and causes a significant relaxation of the muscles.

What is being done?

Bruxism treatment with botulinum requires precise knowledge of the facial anatomy. The experts at the Rosenpark Klinik inject exactly enough botulium into crucial areas of the jaw muscles so that the patient simply can no longer grind his teeth, but can continue to chew and eat unchanged.

A relaxed muscle is slimmer. This is why botulinum treatment is also suitable for shaping the face. The face loses its edges and becomes narrower.

When can I resume normal daily activities?

Immediately. The treatment leaves hardly any traces - except for the small punctures that are no longer visible after a few minutes.

When does the treatment have to be repeated?

Over time, the body breaks down the protein again and the muscle gradually regains its strength. The treatment is then repeated in close consultation with the doctor.

Are you interested in a no-obligation, personal consultation on the subject of teeth grinding/bruxism? We would be very happy to make an appointment with you.