Bruxism

Most individuals who grind their teeth or clench their jaw are not aware they’re doing it. If you are experiencing facial pain or headaches due to bruxism, you may find relief from seeking treatment.

symptoms

  • Facial pain
  • Headaches
  • Earache
  • Pain or stiffness in the jaw joint (temporomandibular joint) and surrounding muscles
  • Sleep disturbance
  • Worn down teeth, which can lead to sensitivity and teeth damage in severe cases

causes

The cause for bruxism is not always clear, as it is a subconscious action that occurs involuntary or as a result of habitual behaviour.

Stress, anxiety, smoking, alcohol and certain medicines can exacerbate the habit.

There may be a dental cause for teeth grinding such as under or overbites, crooked or missing teeth. If this is the case, seeking treatment from an orthodontist would be more appropriate. Our doctors work in partnership with a local dental practice should this be the solution to your problem.

treatments

Anti-Wrinkle Injectables: used to relax certain muscles in the jaw to provide relief from teeth grinding and jaw clenching.

Cosmetic Dentistry: when the cause of bruxism is related to dental issues, you need to see your dentist before seeking medical aesthetic treatments.

treatments for bruxism

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