WHAT IS ALL ABOUT?
Bruxism is medical term for the habit which involves excessive grinding of the teeth and clenching of the jaw either while awake or asleep, which can lead to physical painful and severe dental problems.
By doing this, your masseter muscle becomes over-developed which results in the broadening of your jaw. This habit generally gives you a squarer jawline and more masculine appearance.
Chronic teeth grinding can cause headache, earaches, facial pain, and even migraines.
Bruxism can be stress-related but once the habit has formed, it is done subconsciously, making it very difficult to stop.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
By injecting small doses of botulinum toxin directly into the masseter muscle, weaken this muscle enough to stop involuntary grinding of the teeth and clenching of the jaw. This also reduced prominence of the jaw and masculine appearance as muscle size reduce.Voluntary movements, such as chewing and facial expressions, are not effected at all by this treatment.
HOW LONG DOES IT LAST?
Botox treatment for Bruxism can be completed in around 10 to 15 minutes with results often visible within a few days. Results will typically last 4 to 6 months or sometimes even longer. Some people don't need another treatment as the habit been stopped.
From £ 350
READY TO BOOK YOUR CONSULTATION?
- All make up will need to be removed prior to treatment, attend ‘fresh faced’ if possible. Contamination with makeup can cause infection.
- Taking the following within 72 hours of treatment may increase your risk of bruising - Alcohol, Aspirin, Ibuprofen, St. John’s Wort, Fish oils, Gingko Biloba, Vitamins C and E.
- Do cancel if you are at all unwell, even minor coughs and colds can increase your risk of post treatment complications.
- Do contact the clinic to discuss any illness or new medicines prior to attending.
DOES IT HURT ?
A very fine needle is used and generally this treatment is not painful and can be well tolerated with no anesthetic. Ice may be helpful in numbing the skin for nervous patients as well as reducing the risk of a bruise.
IS IT SAFE?
All treatments carry a degree of risk. All risks and complications will be discussed with you at consultation and prior to any treatment being agreed. Adverse events are uncommon, usually occur within a few days of treatment and are expected to be temporary, usually resolving spontaneously within weeks. Your practitioner will provide aftercare advice designed to minimize risk and promote speedy recovery from any expected side effects.
Side effects include, but are not limited to:
- Swelling at injection sites
- Redness at injection sites
AM I SUITABLE FOR TREATMENT ?
- Botulinum toxin cannot be given to pregnant or breast feeding women.
- Not suitable for patients with certain neurological disorders.
- Not suitable if you are currently taking certain medicines.
- If you have previously experienced adverse reactions to any botulinum toxin treatment.
- Treatment is not recommended if you are suffering from any skin infection in or near the treatment area or are unwell in any way.
- If you are taking any medicines which affect bleeding, such as warfarin.