Teeth Grinding Treatment

Teeth grinding often happens during sleep, due to stress or anxiety, and is found more often in people with a sleep disorder such as snoring. During the day, stress and deep concentration can cause us to clench our teeth and jaw instead. Other risk factors include drinking too much alcohol, smoking or taking recreational drugs. The medical term for both teeth grinding and jaw clenching is ‘bruxism’.

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Why do people grind their teeth?

Teeth grinding, or ‘bruxism’ is a process where a person rubs their teeth together or clenches their jaw without realising it. Bruxism can be a temporary occurrence for many people, without any real concerns caused. For others, it can lead to jaw pain, headaches and earache. Teeth will also become worn down.

What causes teeth grinding?

Teeth grinding has a range of different causes, but it is often associated with anxiety attacks or stress. When individuals are awake, the condition is often linked to emotions like stress, anger and tension. However, grinding teeth at night involves a sleep-related chewing pattern that is often linked to sleep disorders.

What are the symptoms of teeth grinding?

If you grind your teeth repeatedly on a frequent basis, the process can cause a range of physical ailments and symptoms, including headaches, facial pain, earache, stiffness and pain in the jaw joint (temporomandibular joint) and surrounding muscles, disrupted sleep patterns, tooth damage, and worn-down teeth. The condition can even lead to increased teeth sensitivity and permanent tooth loss if left unchecked.

These unpleasant symptoms often disappear when you stop grinding your teeth. This is why it is important to seek out effective treatments that disrupt the teeth-grinding process.

How to stop grinding teeth

There are several different approaches to end night-time and daytime teeth grinding, including purchasing a night-time mouth-guard, relaxation exercises and therapy for stress and anxiety. However, botox for teeth grinding is one of the leading non-surgical methods to treat this condition with long-lasting results.

Botulinum Toxin Injections for Teeth Grinding

Botulinum toxin is an FDA-approved medicine often prescribed by doctors in the UK to treat medical conditions. It’s a naturally purified protein that works as a muscle relaxant to treat teeth grinding and jaw clenching by reducing tension on the jaw joint.

Administered properly by a fully qualified medical practitioner, botulinum toxin injections can create a softer curve to the jawline while also stopping teeth grinding in its tracks.

If you are suffering from bruxism or teeth grinding and want to improve the issue, please get in touch with our expert practitioners in London and Buckinghamshire and find out more about the best treatments available at our clinics!

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