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Teeth grinding, also known as ‘Bruxism’, occurs when a person grinds or clenches their teeth. It may seem like the person is chewing but in reality, they are not and it usually happens at night time.

Relaxants can be used to allow overworked muscles, such as those that play a part in teeth grinding, to relax – as most people clench or grind their teeth at night time, it can be almost impossible to stop grinding any other way. Once injected, it prevents the jaw muscle from contracting as strongly as it did before.

TREATMENT SUMMARY

Tooth wear caused by grinding can be prevented by wearing a night guard or splint which you need to be fitted up for. However, this won't, however, stop the grinding process.


Procedure time
15 mins
Anaesthetic
None
Back to normal
Recovery time
24 hrs
Duration of results
3-4 months
Discomfort level
Minimal
No. of treatments
1
Cost from
€360

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS


What symptoms suggest Bruxism

The signs and symptoms may include facial pain, headaches, sensitive teeth and dental wear, jaw pain and discomfort extending to the shoulders in some cases.

Please note depending on the severity of your symptoms and your assessment, we may advise that you attend a dentist to assess whether you need to also use a splint. This is worn in the mouth every night. The benefits of this splint, is that it not only protects your teeth against further damage but can also reduce your symptoms.

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