Botulinum A toxin

You may have read about this in dentistry articles. This is used in various
ways at dental clinics. It is used to reduce square jaws, fix gummy smile,
reduce appearance of wrinkles on the forehead and to reduce bruxism.

 

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Effectiveness on bruxism

When it is injected to muscles, it paralyses those muscles resulting in contraction of them.
Injecting may help to reduce bite force, and to make a face look smaller by contracting jaw
muscles.

How often should I take injections?

It depends on a patient’s condition. Usually effect of injection appears immediately. Atrophy
usually lasts for four to eight weeks. If a patient undergoes another injection after 3 months, then
affected muscles are contracted further, and hence, bite force will be further reduced as well if
they are applied to jaw muscles.

It is recommended to consider re-injection in six months, if you have already undergone the injection twice. In order to maintain the status, more than three (3) injections are recommended.

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What are side effects ?

Rarely some patients develop a tolerance. Sometimes the injected area is swollen if it is not
spread evenly. Sometimes it causes contraction of unwanted muscles, instead of targeted
muscles.

Why should I get this?

Bruxism may cause cracks on your teeth, resulting in severe teeth abrasion, the need for endodontic
treatment or crowns, and in serious cases, teeth extraction. Moreover, bruxism affects the longevity
of implants. Prolonged bruxism may cause gum diseases and abnormality to jaw muscles and

masseter muscle. Therefore, this is an essential treatment for dental health. Original Botulinum
and Dysport from UK are in use at Vivid.

If you have bruxism. At Vivid Dental Surgeons, we recommend this treatment to maintain longevity of dental treatment.