Jaw Joint Ailment
There are situations in which the jaw function should be reduced for a certain period of time by applying botox to the jaw muscles that show excessive activity. Jaw botox is one of the treatment methods used in these cases. Botox treatment can completely eliminate the problem of teeth clenching without causing any restrictions in eating and at the same time speaking functions.
What is Teeth Grinding ?
The problem of teeth grinding is the most common disorder in our age. It occurs as a result of excessive activity of the jaw muscles. The most important reason is stress. It is quite likely to occur in people who have a stressful lifestyle. Although this discomfort spreads throughout life, it can also occur periodically.
What are the Symptoms of Grinding Teeth?
During stressful periods, there is a contraction in the body muscles. These contractions are also accompanied by jaw muscles. Symptoms of teeth grinding;
- Feeling pain in the jaw and also in the teeth in the morning hours
- Feeling tired during the day
- Persistent sleepiness
- Muscle pains
- Need for rest
As can be understood from the symptoms, teeth grinding is a problem that seriously reduces the quality of sleep. Therefore, treatment increases the quality of life.
Tooth grinding, contraction of the jaw muscles and the burden on the jaw joint cause contraction of the muscles in the temple and neck area. For this reason, it is quite likely to be accompanied by head and neck pain.
What Is Masseter Botox (Jaw Botox)?
Masseter muscle is located on the side of the jaw area. It is also the strongest chewing muscle. When the masseter muscle grows and becomes visible from the outside, it is called masseter hypertrophy (masseter enlargement). The most common reason for this situation is; Clenching and grinding of teeth for various reasons. Chewing too much gum can also cause the masseter muscle to enlarge.
Masceter botox, which is applied for the treatment of this discomfort, is an aesthetic procedure in which the lower part of the face is thinned. It is also known as chin botox. With this application, it is aimed to treat deformities and some diseases in the lower part of the face. Especially its application for the elimination of tooth clenching problems causes it to be known as tooth clenching botox.
Why is Masseter Botox (Chin Botox) Done?
The growth of the masseter muscle does not cause any functional problems. But this abnormal growth can visually disturb people.
Because the chin expands to the sides, and the shape of the face begins to resemble a square. Especially this image bothers women more. Because women do not want to have masculine and rough facial features.
The growth of the masseter muscle also invites problems such as teeth grinding or clenching during sleep. These problems cause pain and damage the teeth. Therefore, treatment is essential. Jaw botox is a method used to eliminate such problems.
How is Masseter Botox Done?
In jaw botox application, botox is injected directly into the masseter muscle. The process takes about 10 minutes. In addition, there is no pain sensation. Because the area is usually anesthetized with anesthetic cream. After the process is completed, it is possible to quickly return to daily life.
Who Can Have Masseter Botox?
- Unsatisfied with the shape of the chin,
- Adults who do not have any discomfort that may cause problems with the application can have chin botox.
However, jaw botox is not recommended for pregnant or lactating mothers. Your dentist can easily decide whether you are a suitable candidate for Masseter botox.
What are the Benefits of Chin Botox?
There are several advantages provided by chin botox. Advantages of treatment;
- It is quite a safe application.
- Does not require surgical intervention. Therefore, it is not as risky as plastic surgery operations.
- By thinning the chin structure, it gives a thinner and oval face shape rather than a square appearance.
- Provides relief of symptoms caused by jaw clenching and teeth grinding.