Bruxism is the involuntary habit of clenching or grinding the teeth, with no functional purpose, such as the crushing of food, but because the muscles of chewing are hyperactive. Anxiety, overload, worries and excess nervousness, are some of the factors that have become the cause of this condition is worrisome and may harm the health of those who suffer.
Patients do not perceive the pressure of the teeth because it is generated unconsciously and involuntarily, only when it is very strong there is tension in the facial musculature, pain in the teeth, face or ears and if the dental pressure is prolonged in the time it can generate headache, neck and shoulders .
At the dental level you can see wear of the teeth and can loosen or fracture, you can also feel a crunch when opening the mouth by altering the temporomandibular joint, “It is important to be careful with all these causes as this not only damages the teeth , but can cause severe jaw pain, the recommendation is to learn to take anxiety, and control emotions, because this can work preventively.
For these types of conditions, there is a treatment that consists of reducing the symptoms and discomfort of the patient and thus avoiding subsequent damage; within them, the dentist should be consulted to determine the causes of bruxism and also be able to adapt myorelaxing plates to protect the joint.
In case of masseter hypertrophy and involvement of the temporomandibular joint, a good relaxation of the muscles of the mastication with the application of botulinum toxin, and thus the symptomatology is diminished of bruxism and can also help improve some aesthetic aspects of that area, the face will be more refined and improves the functionality of the joint.