Treatment of bruxism with botulinum toxin: A case report

Admin Dental Press

Edition V16N04 | Year 2017 | Editorial Case Report | Pages 70 to 77

Katia Akemi, Sidmarcio Ziroldo

Among the treatment modalities for bruxism, are indicated: the use of occlusal splints, medicines, acupuncture, and more recently the use of botulinum toxin. Thus, this study aimed to demonstrate a treatment for bruxism symptoms with botulinum toxin A in a male patient who reported headaches and daytime/ nighttime clenching. These symptoms were treated with botulinum toxin A (BTX-A) in specific areas of the temporal and masseter muscles, in the amount of 15U and 50U, respectively. The results were satisfactory, the patient had no adverse reactions, and presented a decrease in muscle pains and headache.

Bruxism, Bone plates, Symptoms, Headache, Botulinum toxin A,

Akemi K, Ziroldo S. Tratamento para o bruxismo com toxina botulínica: relato de caso. Rev Clín Ortod Dental Press. 2017 Ago-Set;16(4):70-7. https://doi.org/10.14436/1676-6849.16.4.070-077.art

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