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.
Injectable treatment is commonly used to treat severe bruxism that has not previously responded to conventional methods of treatment. Similar to anti-wrinkle treatments, these injections work to paralyse the muscles and lessen the ability to forcefully clench the jaw and/or grind the teeth.