Teeth grinding

You may dismiss teeth grinding as something you or your partner needs to put up with. It can cause distressing symptoms, though, so here's our solution which offers substantial relief

Relief from teeth grinding symptoms / Waterhouse Young

If you suffer from teeth grinding (bruxism), you probably already know that it’s where you unconsciously grind and clench of your teeth, often when you’re asleep. This condition affects approximately one in four adults but can lead to distressing symptoms such as an aching jaw, headaches, gum problems, eroded tooth enamel, lost fillings and loose teeth. It’s estimated that the force used when you grind your teeth is 20 times greater than that used to bite or chew.

Although the causes of bruxism aren’t fully known, it’s likely that stress and anxiety cause some tightness in the jaw that can progress to teeth grinding. It can also be triggered by some antidepressants. In the past, successful treatment of bruxism was hit and miss and you may have had no choice but to wear a mouthguard, suffer in silence or learn stress management techniques.

The good news is that we can now use Botox injections to offer substantial relief from bruxism; in most cases, the condition disappears altogether. This is because the treatment enables us to target and relax the muscles that work the jaw.

If teeth grinding is affecting your life, Botox injections may well offer a solution. We will only know by seeing you in person to discuss your individual case.


What happens next?

If you are grinding your teeth, your first step is to book an initial consultation with our aesthetic doctor. We’ll take a full medical history and discuss how bruxism affects you, as well as your hopes for treatment. Once we understand the extent of the problem, we will create a bespoke treatment plan based on what we believe would give you the best outcome.

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