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Teeth Grinding and Clenching

Treatment for Clenching, Bruxism and TMJD Issues IN ELTHAM

Teeth grinding and clenching is an extremely debilitating issue, which leads to daily problems for many people. Tooth grinding (or bruxism) is something which often occurs at night in up to 90% of people and is something that takes place involuntarily when sleeping. People can also clench and grind their teeth when awake. This can lead to adverse effect to the teeth, jaw joints and muscles.

The teeth can become chipped, sensitive and painful. The jaw joint known as the Temporo-mandibular joint can begin to function abnormally and cause pain -  this is known as temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMJD). As well as this the muscles that control the jaw can lead to tension and pain. This can be extremely bad for many people, and the underlying cause is stress in daily life.

Using Botox we can totally relax the muscle that causes a lot of pain and potential dental damage with clenching, bruxism and TMJD issues. Although this doesn’t eradicate all symptoms associated with the problem, it can provide some level of relief, particularly in extreme cases. 

Our lovely dentists can do a thorough assessment of your jaw to work out if ant wrinkle injections into your jaw will help you, and they ma combine this with other dental treatments to provide amazing results.

How does it work?

Antiwrinkle injections directly into the muscles that control your jaw are relaxed. This reduces their power, and in turn reduces the ability for you to clench and grind. This leads to additional benefits of less pressure on teeth, and less tension in your muscles.

The Procedure:

The actual procedure normally takes no longer than 30 minutes, in which you have antiwrinkle injections carefully placed in the areas we are treating. Its relatively pain-free, and has very little down time.

After the procedure:

After the procedure, there are normally very little side-effects, there may be some redness, which settles quite quickly, and low risks of bruising. Normally this lasts 3-4 months.

Patient Safety:

Please note this is always at the forefront of our mind. During the consultation appointment, if there are any potential risks, or reasons not to carry out treatment we will inform you. We also use medical-grade, approved products, that are tried and tested, and extremely safe.

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