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Do you struggle with chronic teeth grinding or bruxism negatively affecting your quality of life? Even without an official diagnosis for TMJ disorder or temporomandibular joint disorder, teeth grinding is seriously uncomfortable. But what causes teeth grinding? For many people, teeth grinding is caused by chronic stress, anxiety, acute trauma or frustration. The same goes for TMJ disorder, which is an intense form of jaw discomfort caused by inflamed or irritated joints. Involuntary clenching of the jaw can lead to even more stress, which certainly does not help with teeth grinding. Other teeth grinding causes include genetics, snoring or even sleep apnoea.
Over an extended period of time, unconscious teeth grinding can lead to headaches and ongoing damage to your teeth. Without intervention or treatment, you could be looking at a costly dental surgery in the future to correct fractured or flattened teeth. Obviously, you also have to deal with pain and discomfort in the moment, which is no fun at all. Chronic pain can affect so many areas of your life, making it harder for you to focus at school or work and enjoy everyday interactions.
Did you know that Botox is a safe and effective treatment for both teeth grinding and TMJ disorder? You would be surprised by just how versatile the treatment is. To relieve teeth grinding, a qualified medical aesthetics professional can expertly inject Botox directly into your frontal and masseter muscles. With minimal pain and no downtime, your muscles are temporarily frozen for a period of three to four months. The frozen muscles cannot habitually clench and contract as they normally would, meaning less pain and discomfort for you. Botox for teeth grinding also has an added cosmetic bonus of gradually reducing the size of your masseter muscles, which can give you a slimmer overall look and a more streamlined jawline.
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