What is Tightening?
The problem of clenching teeth is a very common condition in our age. It is a movement that occurs as a result of excessive activity of the jaw muscles. The most important reason for clenching is stress. It is very likely to occur in people with a stressful lifestyle. Although this discomfort spreads throughout our lives, it may also occur periodically. The important thing is to be aware of this discomfort and to take a precaution against it. During stressful periods, there is a contraction in all of our body muscles, accompanied by the jaw muscles (Masseter). The most important symptoms are pain in our jaws and teeth in the morning hours. Apart from this, symptoms such as fatigue, sleepiness, muscle aches, feeling the need to rest all day can draw our attention.
With the contraction of the jaw muscles, the load on the jaw joint and the contraction of the muscles in the temple and neck region are a matter of concern in those with tooth clenching disorder. Therefore, it is very likely that it progresses with head and neck pain. While all muscles have to wait without contraction during the night in the full resting position of the body, a great energy need is required for all muscles to remain contracted due to stress. Therefore, it is possible to feel tired and weak the next day. So what should we do when we notice this discomfort? First of all, we should consult your dentist.
There are different methods of clenching teeth, but one of the most successful of them is "Jaw Botox" (Masseter Botox).
What is Chin Botox?
It is the reduction of function for a certain period of time by using botox material on the excessively active jaw muscles. While there is no restriction in eating and speaking movements during this period, the clenching activity is completely eliminated.
How Long Does The Chin Botox Treatment Take?
Its effect starts 3 days after the chin botox is applied and reaches its maximum after 10 days. It is very important that the applied material is adjusted according to the volume and strength of the muscle. Depending on the content of the material, its effect lasts for 4-6 months. Since muscle is not used for 6 months, there is a decrease in muscle volume and strength. Another advantage is that the swollen area at the corner of the jaw looks thinner. It is determined that it needs to be done again after 6 months and can be applied again if needed.