When injecting Botox® against teeth grinding, it is crucial to apply the active ingredient in the right places. If an inexperienced doctor makes the wrong injection, the function of the salivary gland, for example, can be impaired. In advance, Mr. Tuguntke will mark the treatment points exactly on your face. Teeth grinding treatment with Botox® is usually not painful. Many patients report a slight pressure, some a burning sensation. The bruxism treatment can be done without anaesthesia. However, it is also possible to apply a local anaesthetic cream.
After the doctor has injected the botulinum toxin into the jaw or masticatory muscle, you can leave our practice after a short recovery period. The effect of Botox® unfolds gradually over the following weeks. The active ingredient inhibits the transmission of stimuli from the nerve to the muscle, so that the muscle does not tense up as much and the jaw loosens. The chewing function is not restricted by the teeth grinding treatment with Botox®, as the muscle is not completely paralysed.