Puerto Vallarta
Share: Tribune Travel facebook-icon Tribune Travel pint-icon Tribune Travel insta-icon
Alt Text

Hospiten tells us about bruxism and botox

By Tribune Travel

April 14, 2023

Bruxism is a disorder characterized by involuntary teeth grinding and clenching, usually occurring during sleep.

This medical condition can cause damage to the teeth and jaw, head and neck pain, as well as lead to dental problems and sleep disorders.


Botox is a botulinum toxin, or a protein produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum, known for its ability to temporarily relax muscles. It is commonly used to treat facial wrinkles, expression lines, and forehead wrinkles. It has also been used for various medical treatments such as strabismus and muscle spasticity.

The use of Botox is currently being explored as an alternative treatment for bruxism. Botox is a neurotoxin that is injected into the muscles to reduce their activity, thereby reducing muscle tension. When injected into the muscles that control the jaw, it can help a person reduce this problem, thus avoiding teeth grinding and clenching.


Although this is a relatively new method, preliminary studies suggest that it may be an effective option for those who do not respond to other treatments. However, as with any medical treatment, it is important to note that there are potential side effects and risks associated with its use, so it is important that patients speak with a medical professional to discuss the pros and cons of this alternative before making a decision.





This site uses cookies. If you continue browsing you are giving your consent to accept the Cookies policy & Privacy policy.