Persistent Jaw Clenching (Bruxism)
Persistent jaw clenching can result in pain and misery and the routine wearing of a bite guard in bed at night. Some reports state that 25% of people suffer from persistent jaw clenching”, a condition which can be caused by habitual jaw clenching movements, or your natural dental anatomy and this can lead to stress, anger, pain and frustration.
Usually patients will seek dental advice and for the most, this uncomfortable condition can be successfully treated by your dentist.
If you have this condition you may also notice the following about yourself:
- A square-looking jaw or a recently acquired square-looking jaw.
- An asymmetric look to your jaw.
If you have followed all the above and still suffer from jaw clenching, please note that at MBNS we are experienced in the use of a muscle relaxing injection treatment, usually to correct excessive facial expressions which can result in unwanted wrinkles and lines. We also use the same medicine to help patients who suffer with excessive underarm sweating. Nowadays, after reviewing studies within the medical literature, MBNS are successfully helping people with persistent jaw clenching, please read the following testimonials……
“I have suffered with bruxism (excessive clenching/grinding of my teeth) at night for some time. This had lead to pain in the jaw and wearing down my teeth – even chipping my teeth. As a consequence I have had to wear a bite-guard at night to prevent damage, but this does not prevent me from clenching”.
“I had heard about an effective treatment whereby a muscle relaxant is injected into the jaw muscle to help relieve the symptoms and eventually break the habit of bruxism. I was delighted to find out that not only could this treatment be performed at MBNS Clinic but that Marea they had a specialist knowledge of the procedure.”
“After only one treatment, I have had a noticeable reduction in the ability to clench and for the first time in years have been able to go to bed without a bite-guard in my mouth. I am looking forward to continued treatment and hopefully an end to this problem for good!”
“The knowledge and expertise of the nurses at MBNS is second to none and I feel I am in safe hands when undergoing treatment”.