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Bruxism (Teeth Grinding)

Bruxism is the medical term for grinding, clenching or gnashing your teeth. It affects approximately 20% of us including both adults and children. Some people unconsciously clench their teeth during the day. Some people grind or gnash their teeth during the sleep known as Sleep Bruxism.

The majority of Bruxism cases are mild and do not require treatment. However, people experiencing the following symptoms may choose to have treatment: Headache, Jaw tightness or pain, Facial muscle pain, TMJ dysfunction, Audible teeth grinding at night, Worn down/flattened or chipped teeth, Increased tooth sensitivity, Ear ache, Dull morning headache, Tissue damage to inside cheek area.

Treatment Options

There are a number of treatment options for bruxism including medication, dental braces and TMJ (Temporomandibular Joint) exercises and/or massage.

Muscle relaxing injections

We offer a superior and easier treatment involving the injection of Botulinum toxin A (muscle relaxing) medication also used for treating facial wrinkles. This involves injecting small amounts of muscle relaxing solution into the muscle that bulges when you clench your teeth located on the sides of you face just above the jaw bone. If your bruxism is severe then they will be easy to feel due to enlargement from excessive use and may well be painful to touch.

Pricing:

$600 per session

Your questions answered

Is Bruxism treatment safe?

Botulinum toxin A (muscle relaxation) injections have been used for Cosmetic purposes since 1989 and 1977 for medical conditions. It has an excellent safety profile with a low rate of side effects which are rare and mild.

How long does treatment last?

This depends on the individual but treatment usually lasts 6-9 months before requiring re-treatment. Some people know when they need to be re-treated as they may experience a return of headaches that had disappeared as a result of previous treatments. Others may notice that their sleep quality declines as their treatment effects wear off and their night time bruxism reappears.

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