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Summary of Application of botulinum toxin in maxillofacial field: part I. Bruxism and square jaw

Kyung-Hwan Kwon, Kyung Su Shin, [...], and Dae Gun Kwon




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 (Ref ID:) PMC6768934

 

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I. Introduction:

 

The research paper titled "Application of botulinum toxin in maxillofacial field: part I. Bruxism and square jaw" explores the maxillofacial application of botulinum toxin, specifically for treating bruxism and square jaw. The research is significant because botulinum toxin is gaining attention in the medical field for its therapeutic potential in various specialties, including dentistry.

 

II. Methodology:

 

The study used a literature review methodology, analyzing previous research on the use of botulinum toxin in the maxillofacial field. Data was collected from various sources, including scientific journals, academic papers, and online databases, and analyzed to draw conclusions about the effectiveness of botulinum toxin for treating bruxism and square jaw. Limitations of the study include the absence of new empirical research.

 

III. Results:

 

The study found that botulinum toxin is effective in treating bruxism and square jaw by reducing muscle mass and smoothing the skin. The research highlights that botox can be used for various treatments such as glabellar lines, wrinkles, and tension headaches. The study identified the use of BJXA, Botox, and Dysport to dilute botulinum toxin in the treatment of square jaw.

 

IV. Discussion:

 

Based on the research findings, botulinum toxin is an effective method of treating bruxism and square jaw. The study proposes that various specialties, including dentistry, should consider its use, based on their own medical indications. The results suggest that botulinum toxin treatment can be a beneficial alternative to surgical treatments.

 

V. Conclusion:

 

The research paper explores the use of botulinum toxin in the maxillofacial field, specifically in treating bruxism and square jaw. The research concludes that botulinum toxin is effective in treating bruxism and square jaw, and various specialties should consider its use based on their own medical indications. The results of the study have implications for the medical field, as botulinum toxin treatment can be an effective alternative to surgical treatments, thus providing greater patient comfort.

 

 


Fig. 10: Areas colored with blue represent temporal and masseter muscles, black point represent injection point, and approximately 10 BU is injected to each injection point. Triangular area colored with yellowish green represent the landmark line of masseter muscle
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