Bruxism is the name given to the clenching of the jaw and grinding of the teeth. A common condition, bruxism can lead to fracture and wear of the teeth, as well as muscle pain, headaches, toothaches and temporomandibular joint (TMJ) pain. It can also lead to the jaw appearing squarer than is natural.
We can provide our patients suffering from bruxism with a highly effective, simple and non-invasive treatment. All it involves is the injection of nerve numbing agent into the designated area. This decreases muscle activity leading to significant relief in symptoms and any pain you might be experiencing. It can also help to slim down the appearance of the jaw.
Alternatively, we can also offer you a mouthguard to wear at night to help protect your teeth from the effects of Bruxism. These night guards work by keeping your upper and lower teeth apart while you sleep, thereby helping to prevent the grinding of the teeth or a clenched jaw.
The effects of this quick and easy treatment usually last for up to six months.