Botox® contain botulinum toxin type A, a protein purified from the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. Botulinum toxin type A acts on nerve endings in muscles to prevent muscle fibers from contracting. By reducing these contractions, it temporarily improve the look of moderate to severe forehead lines, crow’s feet lines, and frown lines between the eyebrows in adults.
Dental advanced use of Botulinum Toxin Management of Bruxism.
Bruxism (not to be confused with TMJ) refers to patients who excessively grind their teeth and clench their jaw either involuntarily (awake Bruxism) or during sleep (sleep Bruxism). It is estimated that over 30% of the population have this type of parafunctional activity which presents itself as a hypertrophic masseter muscle in the face.
What is known is that “awake” Bruxism is more common in women while “sleep” Bruxism is proportionate to the male/female population.
Bruxism is presented as hypertrophic activity of the masseter muscle, Botox will relax the muscle and not allow for the involuntary grinding of teeth and help in the alleviation of pain associated with the muscle spasticity.