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Anti-Wrinkle Injections and Bruxism

Would there be any reasons to avoid anti-wrinkle injections and in your experience is it a successful treatment?

Bruxism is excessive teeth grinding or jaw clenching. The symptoms include headaches from overactive and aching jaw muscles, sensitive teeth from grinding away of the top layer of the teeth, general wear and tear of the teeth, very flat teeth, and damage to fillings and crowns. Anti-wrinkle injections can be a fantastic treatment for bruxism. The reason that anti-wrinkle injections work to minimise the appearance of wrinkles is because they relax or mildly paralyse certain specially selected muscles in the face. When these muscles contract they cause skin to wrinkle: relaxing them means that the wrinkles won’t form. People with bruxism may also benefit from having their chewing muscles injected with anti-wrinkle injections. The muscle is called “masseter”, and you can feel it contracting in your cheek when you chew. Injections into masseter help to relax the muscle and minimise grinding, especially when sleeping. It can also have an amazing effect on slimming the face, as the muscles is very bulky and contributes to a “round” facial appearance. Unless you are sensitive to anti-wrinkle injections, there is no reason why this treatment should be avoided.