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Teeth grinding:
Bruxism

Bruxism treatment by Botox injection

As a medico-aesthetic clinic, Univers NuFace offers a full range of procedures and treatments that will help you achieve your goals and improve your quality of life.

With this objective in mind, we are committed to improving the well-being of our clients by offering both medical and cosmetic care. This includes our bruxism treatment by Botox injection.

Bruxism relates to a more or less severe contraction of the muscles responsible for chewing, outside of their “normal” activity. These unconscious movements occur most often during sleep. They usually have no health consequences but, in some cases, can cause headaches and nausea, muscle pain in the jaw and neck or even significant wear and dental hypersensitivity.

Univers NuFace offers a bruxism treatment using botulinum toxin injection.

Botox

Botulinum toxin or Botox is a prescription product that originally treated muscle contractions responsible for the appearance of expression wrinkles. Today, it is increasingly used for cosmetic purposes due to it’s skin-smoothing capabilities.
However, in the case of bruxism, it provides both medical and cosmetic benefits. In effect, with the help of an intramuscular injection, the purpose of Botox is to restore the balance between the jaw muscles to avoid uncontrollable and unconscious contractions.
In addition to inducing targeted muscle relaxation, this treatment is used to soften the contour of the jaw by reducing the volume of masseters (muscles responsible for chewing). This face thinning technique gives a younger, more proportionate and aesthetic appearance.

Find out more about bruxism treatment by botulinum toxin injection.

Univers NuFace: practical advice

Bruxism is the result of an unconscious movement inducing more or less severe masseter muscle contraction, separate from regular chewing activity.

Two types exist:

  • The first is so-called “static” bruxism consisting of a simple vertical clamping of the jaws (that is to say, without horizontal friction).
    Static bruxism can cause chronic migraines, nausea, dental hypersensitivity, muscle pain ranging from the jaw to the shoulder muscles, as well as ear pain and tinnitus.
  • The second is dynamic bruxism, which is more problematic due to horizontal tooth friction.
    It can cause severe dental wear in extreme cases, which can lead to breakage.

To the extent that the causes of bruxism are not yet fully understood, all causal factors should be considered as “risk indicators” rather than scientific causes.

As such, a rather important list of factors that increase the risk of developing bruxism can be drawn up.

Stress and anxiety, as well as hyperactivity, are all factors that can aggravate teeth grinding. It also appears that excessive or disturbed respiratory activity plays a role in the onset of bruxism, as does the consumption of certain substances (medications, drugs, tobacco, etc.).

It should be noted that this phenomenon affects about 20% of the adult population and may disappear over time. Moreover, in most cases, patients are unaware of the disorder that affects them. For this reason, we have been eagerly committed to educating our patients about the symptoms and consequences of bruxism.

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