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5 Benefits of Using Xeomin Therapy to Treat Symptoms of Bruxism

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  • October 29, 2020

Do you suffer from temporomandibular joint (TMJ) pain due to clenching or grinding your teeth? Our Calgary holistic dentists offer customized Xeomin treatments to help ease any discomfort or pain, give you long-term relief, and improve your overall well-being.


Bruxism refers to consistent grinding of the teeth, or clenching of the jaw, that often occurs involuntarily during sleep. If you suspect that you suffer from this condition, it’s important to seek treatment from your holistic dentist immediately to prevent worse problems from occurring. 

If left untreated, bruxism can lead to: 

  • Aching jaw and chronic headaches 
  • Worn out or chipped teeth 
  • Enamel destruction 
  • Tooth sensitivity or tooth loss
  • Higher risk of oral infection 

Remember, not only will untreated bruxism negatively affect your oral and overall health, but it will also lead to the need for more expensive and extensive dental treatment down the road. That’s why it’s so important to visit your holistic dentist if you notice any symptoms of teeth grinding. 


Customized Xeomin Treatments for TMJ Pain in Calgary 

At Dr. Korol Dental clinic, our holistic dental team understands how a dental condition such as bruxism, and its associated symptoms, can affect not only your oral health but your quality of life. We use Xeomin to target the deeper cause of TMJ pain — the clenching and grinding of teeth — to restore your oral health and promote total well-being.

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Symptoms and Management of Bruxism 

Grinding your teeth will ultimately lead to wear of your teeth, loss of tooth enamel, tooth sensitivity to cold, headaches, gum disease, and even pain in the teeth, jaws, neck, or joints. That’s why visiting your holistic dentist is so important if you notice any of the following symptoms: 

  • Facial pain 
  • Overly sensitive teeth 
  • Chipped or cracked teeth 
  • Tense facial or jaw muscles
  • Headaches 
  • Locking of the jaw 
  • Exposure of the underlying dentin of your teeth, caused by wearing away of tooth enamel 
  • Popping or clicking in the TMJ 
  • Tongue indentations 
  • Damage to the inside of your cheek

There are several treatment techniques available for the management of teeth grinding, such as custom mouthguards, behavioural changes, or an injection of Xeomin, which can help relieve muscle pain, discomfort, and any damage to your teeth. 
 

Benefits of Using Xeomin Therapy for Bruxism 

The standard treatment for both temporomandibular disorders (TMD) and bruxism has been a custom mouthguard, designed to correct a patient’s bite, reposition their jaw, and relieve discomfort. Wearing a nightguard involves strict compliance and if it isn’t worn, it won’t work. 

Luckily, more effective and convenient treatments have been discovered that can help patients suffering from bruxism to manage their condition and minimize any damage to their oral health. This includes customized Xeomin therapy. 

How Does Xeomin Therapy for Bruxism Work? 

The treatment involves injecting doses of the neurotoxin into the jaw muscle to help it relax, thus putting an end to excessive activity. It has numerous benefits, including: 

  1. Reducing the severity of teeth grinding and jaw clenching
  2. Relief of jaw soreness, headaches, and other bruxism symptoms by relaxing affected muscles 
  3. Improved sleep quality, both for the patient and those sleeping in the same room 
  4. Prevention of irreversible complications of bruxism, such as TMJ symptoms or TMD 
  5. Outstanding relief of symptoms with no negative effects on chewing or daily activities 

Xeomin therapy is also more comfortable and convenient than other bruxism treatments, doesn’t require a hospital stay, and patients often report positive results within seven days, although this time frame depends on their unique situation and the treatment administered. 

How Long Do the Effects of Xeomin Last?

The effects of Xeomin are effective and long-lasting, but not permanent. Patients will require treatments every 4-6 months to keep up the excellent results.
 

Achieve Total Well-Being With Our Xeomin Treatments 

During a consultation, our holistic dentists can discuss the costs and benefits of this treatment, and help determine whether this is the right procedure to help alleviate your bruxism symptoms. 

To find out how we can help you achieve optimal oral and overall health, contact our Calgary dental clinic at 403-245-9099 or fill in our online contact form


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