TREATING JAW CLENCHING AND TEETH GRINDING USING MUSCLE RELAXERS

Teeth grinding and jaw clenching, also known as Bruxism, can lead to pain, tension headaches, migraines, jaw problems and hearing or oral health issues.

We understand the pain and frustration associated with teeth grinding/jaw clenching and have been offering relief, using muscle relaxers, for over a decade.

 

Jaw Clenching and Teeth Grinding FAQS    

What causes teeth grinding and jaw clenching?

There is no definitive answer. It varies from person to person. Possible causes include, but are not limited to, stress and anxiety. Often Bruxism occurs subconsciously or during sleep, so individuals are sometimes unaware until issues arise.

How can muscle relaxers help?

The main jaw muscle is called the masseter muscle. When this muscle is overactive it gets bigger and stronger. By injecting small amounts into the masseter muscle, we can relax it, reducing its size, making it less active and reducing tension. Over a period of time, the treatment results in the muscle losing its innate memory to clench and clenching no longer occurs subconsciously.

What is the process?

As with all our services you are required to have an initial consultation with one of our clinicians. We will leave enough time for you to have treatment on the day of your consultation, should you wish to proceed.

The treatments are quick and simple with a few tiny injections into the muscle which feel like small pinches. The dose of muscle relaxer will depend on the size of your muscle and discussed with you as part of your initial consultation.

What possible results can I expect?

You will feel a release in the tension, your pain will improve, and your grinding should stop. You may see a slimming in your lower face making it look less square.

There is no down time or recovery time. You can start to feel and see results within 14 days with the full effect occurring by 6 weeks. Results will last between 3-6 months  

What are the possible side effects?

Weakening of the chewing muscle and tenderness around the injection site can occur. These side effects are rare and temporary.

 

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