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Bruxism (Jaw Clench)

What is it and what causes it?

Bruxism, commonly referred to as jaw clench or tooth grinding, is a disorder of repetitive, unconscious contraction of the associated jaw muscles. Left untreated bruxism can lead to tooth attrition, sleep apnoea, migraines and tension headaches.

TSC Treatment

Injections of Botulinum Toxin Type A (Botox) is commonly used to treat severe bruxism that has not previously responded to conventional methods of treatment. A dilute solution of the toxin partially paralyses the muscles and lessens the ability to forcefully clench the jaw and/or grind the teeth.