Teeth grinding can be a real problem for those that suffer the habit of frequent grinding of teeth or clenching the jaw.
Bruxism also has a number of symptoms.
Not least, it can be very annoying both for the patient, who finds themselves doing it over and over again; and those around, who fail to understand why they won’t just stop; despite frequent reminders
There are also some quite physical side-effects too. The grind or clench action can cause considerable discomfort and even lead to quite severe headaches or migraines and jaw pain.
The tooth grinding problem can last for many years and give rise to dental problems such as tooth wear or decay. In some cases, dental restoration is required – anything from fillings to costly implants or crowns.
Botox for Bruxism
Now Dr Barbara Kubicka at Clinicbe in Belgravia has launched a new use of botox injections designed to treat bruxism.
More commonly associated with lines and wrinkles, botullinum toxin works to slow or even ‘freeze’ the muscles causing facial movement.
In the case of bruxism, a few well-judged injections into the muscles around the mouth can be just enough to prevent the subconscious grinding and clenching action.
Treatment lasts a few months after which time it can be repeated if the habit has not been broken.
Dr Kubicka founded Clinicbe® to offer a new holistic approach to skincare treatments; treating the patient as a whole in order to get the best possible results from any treatments they may have. Private consultations include individual advice on nutrition and lifestyle to help tackle issues from within and compliment professional treatments. Consultations also include a medical history, to establish any underlying causes of the problems and ensure that the best treatment is recommended.
In addition, Dr Kubicka can prescribe or recommend the most appropriate professional skincare for use at home. Popular treatments include Botox injections and dermal fillers as well as mesotherapy and dermaroller.
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