Teeth grinding or clamping with the jaws occurs regularly. This is also called ‘bruxism’. The teeth are pushed roughly over each other, making a grunting sound to be heard. Usually, this happens in your sleep. There can be different causes for tooth grinding. For example, it can be caused by heredity, a disease of your nervous system, sleep disorders or the use of cigarettes, alcohol and/or drugs. Tooth grinding often only occurs for a short period of time and then stops by itself. However, it can also persist for a long period of time. There is then a hyperactive jaw muscle. Grinding your teeth may seem harmless, but it can still have unpleasant consequences. Bruxism can lead to the following complaints:
- A sore and thick chewing muscle
- Tooth sensitivity and/or wear areas on your teeth
- Crumbling of teeth
- A sharp or angular jawline
If you suffer from one or more of these complaints due to teeth grinding, you can opt for treatment with a muscle relaxant. This is best known among most people as the product that reduces wrinkles. However, it can also help to reduce tooth grinding. At Betan Clinics, you can go for muscle relaxants against grinding.
At Betan Clinics, there is a consultation before each tooth grinding treatment. Before attending this consultation, you will be asked to complete a digital medical questionnaire. So you can do this at home. Then, you and the plastic surgeon will discuss the results during the consultation. In addition, the plastic surgeon will also tell you more about what you can expect from the treatment, the aftercare, the results and the risks. You don’t have to make a choice right away during the consultation. Take some time to think it over. If you decide to undergo a tooth grinding treatment, you will first have to sign a treatment agreement. Once you have done this, the plastic surgeon will take pictures of your jaw. These will be compared with new photos after the treatment. This will show you the effect of the muscle relaxant treatment. These photos will be included in your medical file and will only be used for other purposes if you give your express written consent.
The treatment to counteract the grinding is simple. At Betan Clinics, a muscle relaxant is used to prevent teeth grinding. The plastic surgeon injects the product with a thin needle into your large chewing muscle. The muscle relaxant reduces the tension in your muscle. Because it is less tense, the grinding of the teeth will also decrease. At best, the bruxism will even stop completely. The amount of muscle relaxant used varies per person. This depends on the extent to which you suffer from tooth grinding. Initially, the plastic surgeon will only inject the muscle relaxant into the large chewing muscle. If this is not enough to stop the grinding, it can also be injected into the other chewing muscle. The treatment takes an average of 5 to 10 minutes.
Immediately after the teeth grinding treatment, the skin will be red and swollen. These symptoms disappear within a few hours. Furthermore, you generally have few complaints. There are, however, a number of things to take into account. First of all, it is important not to bend down too much the first day and not to lie down for the first 4 hours. In addition, move your jaw as little as possible (for example, try to laugh, frown and the like as little as possible). Do not use make-up on the first day and try to touch the treated skin as little as possible. It is also strongly recommended to avoid the sun, sauna and tanning salon as much as possible during the first 2 weeks. Give your skin time to unwind. This reduces the risk of complications to a minimum.
The effect of a muscle relaxant is not immediately visible. On average it takes about 2 weeks until the result is noticeable. After these 2 weeks, there will be a follow-up appointment to see if the treatment is successful. If the teeth grinding has not completely stopped, you can repeat the treatment. Often, only a muscle relaxant is injected into the large chewing muscle first. The next treatment can also involve an injection into the other chewing muscle. Sometimes this is necessary to stop the grinding of the teeth completely. If enough muscle relaxant has been used, you will no longer suffer from the grinding of the teeth. This effect lasts for an average of 3 to 6 months. After that, the muscle relaxant has worn off. If you do not want the grinding to return in all its intensity, it is wise to undergo a new treatment at that time. A new muscle relaxant is then injected into the chewing muscle against the grinding of the teeth.
Treatment with a muscle relaxant against tooth grinding rarely involves risks. The procedure is only risky for pregnant women, breastfeeding women or people with certain muscle and nerve diseases. Unfortunately, if this applies to you, you are not eligible for treatment with a muscle relaxant. For others, the risks are very small. Firstly, the drug is very safe and has been used by plastic surgeons worldwide for many years. A muscle relaxant can, in some cases, cause infections and allergic reactions. However, this seldom occurs. Our plastic surgeons only use muscle relaxants in very small doses. In addition, muscle relaxants are used that come from reliable manufacturers and are known to rarely cause complications. Finally, you can count on the fact that the treatment is very professional thanks to the many years of experience of the plastic surgeons at Betan Clinics. They ensure that the risk of complications is nil when it comes to tooth grinding treatments.
Why choose teeth grinding treatment at Betan Clinics？
How much does a treatment against tooth grinding at Betan Clinics cost?
At Betan Clinics, a tooth grinding treatment is only performed by an experienced plastic surgeon and with the best A-brand muscle relaxants. A treatment against tooth grinding is possible from € 185, – including consultation and check-up. This is a very competitive price for a treatment that is qualitatively good and safely performed by a plastic surgeon with a high academic title.
Each treatment is tailor-made for you. This means that the plastic surgeon will draw up a personal treatment plan for you in line with your wishes and expectations. The plastic surgeon always gives honest and sincere advice. Would you like more information about a treatment against tooth grinding? Then please contact us free of charge: call or send us a message on Whatsapp at +3150 211 3 876. We are available 7 days a week until 22:00 hours.