Relieve Aching Jaw and treat Bruxism with Anti-wrinkle injections

Do you suffer from Teeth Grinding or Clenched Jaw?

Relieve pain caused by Bruxism (teeth grinding or clenching). At the Berkeley Clinic, our resident Facial Aesthetic Practitioner Dr Maaria Akhtar BDS, can help relieve the pain from teeth grinding or clenching of your jaw using Anti-wrinkle injections.

What is Bruxism?

Bruxism is an oral condition most commonly manifesting itself as teeth grinding or clenching of the jaw. Bruxism occurs during sleep, times of concentration, study or stress. Common sleeping. The majority of people suffering are not aware of the disease until they experience a symptom or notice damage to their teeth or other oral health complications.

Are you suffering from any of these bruxism symptoms?

  • Headaches
  • Jaw Pain
  • Ear Ache
  • Worn or chipped teeth or filling
  • Tooth sensitivity 
  • Disturbed sleep 
  • Stiffness in Jaw joint 
  • Myofascial pain 

How do anti-wrinkle injections using Botulinum toxin help relieve the pain caused by Bruxism?

Multiple studies have shown that Botulism toxin injections, or Anti-wrinkle injections, can help decrease grinding and teeth clenching symptoms. It works by a skilled clinician injecting the 3–4 amounts of the botulism toxin into the master and temporalis muscles which lift and close your mouth. The injection of Botulism toxin relaxes these muscle and improves Bruxism and the pain caused by the grinding and clenching of your teeth.

What causes Bruxism?

What causes Bruxism is not always clear. Oral health specialist frequently highlights stress, insomnia, certain personality types, including anxious people suffering from nervous tension, including anger, pain or frustration. Lifestyle factors such as poor diet, smoking, caffeine use, heavy alcohol consumption are associated co-factors of Bruxism.

Are there any other treatments for Bruxism?
Botulism toxin is a great treatment choice for Bruxism; however, The Berkeley Clinic's multidisciplinary team promotes a holistic approach to patient care. We could treat Bruxism with Botulism injections in conjunction with the use of an occlusal appliance, Hypnosis, or it could be as simple as making lifestyle changes. 
Why is it imperative to tackle Bruxism?
Bruxism is a medical condition that frequently goes misdiagnosed because it is one of a range of potential causes of grinding or clenching your teeth or is not recognised as an issue by the patient. It takes trained professionals to distinguish between wear from over-brushing and that caused by Bruxism.

Tackling Bruxism is essential because of:
Facial pain: the grinding and clenching of your jaw associated with Bruxism can eventually blunt and shorten teeth, leading to muscle pain and debilitating headaches in the myofascial region.
Damage to teeth: as one of the leading causes of gum recession and tooth loss, Bruxism damages the soft tissue in the mouth and can result in loose teeth and deep pockets in the gums.
Occlusal trauma: excessive wear on the occlusal surfaces of teeth caused by prolonged bruxing can not only cause damage to teeth but can shift the entire jaw. This will affect your ability to eat and speak and even change your facial appearance.
Arthritis: in severe cases, Bruxism can lead to painful arthritis in the temporomandibular joints (responsible for the jaw's ability to open smoothly).
Find out what kind of treatment options, such as mouth guards and muscle relaxation, can control and manage teeth grinding problems.
Factors that can influence whether you experience pain or other problems will vary from case to case. They may include:
  • Levels of stress
  • Whether your teeth are misaligned
  • Duration and intensity of jaw clenching/teeth grinding
  • Posture
  • Your ability to relax
  • Diet
  • Sleeping habits

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