Bruxism is a type of disease associated with sleep disorders. It usually occurs at night, although the symptoms can also be noticed during the day. Sick patients are usually the ones with hypersensitivity to stress, diagnosed with increased nervous tension. Bruxism is also associated with malocclusion and mastication muscle disorder.
If left untreated, bruxism can lead to severe malocclusion and other health problems.
Bruxism may initially be difficult to diagnose. People with symptoms of bruxism are often looking for the causes in other diseases and are visiting many specialists, before properly defining the disease. The most common symptoms of bruxism consist of:
Bruxism can be treated with botulinum toxin. It’s a safe, fast in action and highly effective method. Using injections, botox can slow down the cheek muscle force. They are being blocked for up to 6 months. As a result, the nerve impulse does not reach the muscles and doesn’t cause its overreaction.
The treatment only works within the muscle, where botox was used, which does not affect the work of other muscles.