Teeth grinding and Clenching

Do you often suffer from jaw pain or discomfort around your ears? You’re not alone. Many people grind or clench their teeth, which can lead to a variety of unpleasant symptoms, such as headaches, tension, soreness, and reduced jaw mobility.

How Do Injections Work?

Muscle relaxants can help relax the jaw muscle and improve TMJ symptoms and jaw pain. Each injection can provide a few months of relief. You’ll still be able to eat and chew completely normally. We can top off whenever needed, which is usually every 3-6 months, depending on the individual.Injections are pain-free using an ultra-fine needle. Patients may notice some minor irritation at the injection site, but normal activities may be resumed immediately. Patients typically begin to notice the results of the treatment in about two weeks.


Are Injections Effective?

Absolutely. Some patients rely on muscle relaxers, which can inhibit cognitive function and even reduce daily activities. Neuromodulator injections help to relax your jaw muscles without any negative side effects, reducing pain levels and allowing your jaw to relax.

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Occlusal Bite Splints

For patients who are seeking a different route than injections, a bite splint may offer excellent relief. In addition to preventing chipped teeth as it provides a barrier between the upper and lower teeth, this non-invasive therapy prevents additional microfractures from happening, prolonging the lifespan of your smile. Bite splints are designed to be worn comfortably as you sleep to minimise the side effects of clenching and grinding your teeth.

Reserve a Consultation

If you’re experiencing frequent jaw/TMJ pain, teeth grinding and clenching, we want to help. Contact us today for a no-obligation evaluation.

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Popular Questions Answered....

Some people can reduce their joint tension by being more consciously aware of it throughout the day. If you tend to clench your teeth due to stress or during exercise, you may be able to actively train your joints to relax through a more attuned state of mind.

Headaches, tension in the neck and shoulders, chipped teeth, and sore jaw muscles are some of the most common symptoms. We typically begin care by working with patients to help them become aware of when they grind or clench their teeth, so that they can consciously attempt to break the habit.
We’ll start with a consultation to get to know you and your goals. Then, we’ll develop a custom care plan for your needs and discuss if injections are right for you as well as how much product you will need to see results. If you’d like to continue with care, we’ll make an appointment for you to return. Then, you’ll have the product painlessly injected. Two weeks later, you’ll return for a follow-up visit where we’ll examine your results and ask how you’re feeling. If more product is required, we can top up at this time.