Contrary to common thought, the treatment of bruxism need not be complicated. It is worth dealing with it on many levels due to the fact that this is a psychosomatic condition. There is no doubt, however, that if you want to eliminate the persistent symptoms of this disease, Botox, above all, can help.
Botox, or botulinum toxin as it is commonly called, gets the best results in the treatment of bruxism. Its injections reduce muscle tension and, as a result, its relaxation. The procedure itself is not very invasive and almost painless, although in some cases, doctors decide to use local anesthetics.
Single treatment procedure lasts about 15 minutes. Its effect begins to be visible within 3-7 days and lasts up to 4-6 months. After this time, it should be done again. The whole therapy lasts about two years.
The treatment of bruxism by injecting botulinum toxins, does not cause significant side effects and gives excellent results, ending the patient’s problems with excessive activity and masseter muscle strain.
Specialists emphasize that the healing process may be influenced by change in the patient’s lifestyle due to the fact that bruxism is also caused by stress. The disease can also be treated in dental surgeries, but in fact, dentists are only able to provide immediate help. They offer their patients special tooth pads that are worn overnight to protect teeth against abrasion and reduce their grinding. This way, in contrast to botox treatment, however, is not able to completely eliminate the problem and its causes.