Struggling with teeth grinding and clenching?

Teeth grinding treatment

What is Bruxism?

Jaw clenching and teeth grinding occur mainly due to genetic, physical and psychological factors. These common conditions are termed Bruxism and can lead to headaches, pain, teeth damage and jaw problems in the future.

Bruxism has two main types, Awake and Asleep.

Awake Bruxism is mainly caused by psychological issues such as anxiety, anger, stress, tension, deep concentration and frustration.

Asleep Bruxism is mainly caused by sleep-related chewing activity.

Signs and symptoms of Bruxism

  • Grinding and clenching of teeth while you sleep
  • Fractured, chipped or loose teeth
  • Tooth enamel wearing off, revealing deeper layers of your tooth
  • Excessive tooth pain and sensitivity
  • Pain and soreness in neck, face and jaw area
  • Ear and jaw ache despite not having problems with your ear
  • Dull headache, typically starts at the temples
  • Disrupted sleep due to grinding and clenching of the jaw

Benefits of muscle relaxant injections

Muscle relaxant injections may reduce symptoms of teeth grinding. These injections, block the muscle contracting signals and relieve grinding and clenching of your teeth.

  • Help to relieve tension in the jaw area
  • Decrease the pain that occurs due to clenching and grinding
  • Help to relieve headaches that are caused by Bruxism
  • Treatments have an aesthetic bonus by reducing a square-shaped jaw
  • It is a relatively cost-effective procedure that is easy to maintain
  • The procedure itself takes less than 10 minutes, and you can return immediately to work


Prior to the procedure, we recommend all our clients first discuss teeth grinding with their Dentist before treatment of muscle relaxant medicine.

Injection Process

Your healthcare professional will use a fine needle to inject into the target area. The 10-minute procedure is usually well-tolerated with minimal discomfort.

Post-Treatment Care

You may experience minor bruising at the treatment site. Avoid lying down for four hours after the treatment. For the following 24 hours avoid strenuous exercise or massaging the treatment area.


You are likely to expereince results within one to three weeks after treatment, this should include reduced clenching, tension and headaches. The effects could last three to six months.

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