Bruxism & TMJ Disorder

Solution for teeth grinding & jaw clenching

Bruxism (teeth grinding and jaw clenching) is often related to stress or anxiety. It often happens during sleep and most people  are not aware they're doing it until causes jaw ache or headaches or their teeth become noticeably worn.
 
TMJ disorder (temporomandibular joint disorder) causes the jaw joint to become inflamed and it can contribute to headaches, sensations of dizziness, problems with hearing and pain while chewing. TMJ can arise from persistent bruxism.
 
For most patients, bruxism is either temporary (due to stress) or is a habit that can be broken. An bruxism treatment plan helps you to break the pattern or gives you enough time to get through the stressful period.
 

BOTOX® INJECTION TREATMENTS

Botox® injection are proven to help bruxism, and TMJ, by reducing teeth grinding and jaw clenching while you sleep.

Four quick facts you should know:

  1. A treatment can reduce the impact of bruxism for up to 4 months. 
  2. It's best used to break the habit. It may take you 6-12 months for you to achieve this goal.
  3. It's a tiny needle. People say that the injections feel like tiny pinpricks.
  4. It's injected by a highly trained dental surgeons. 

If your teeth are dentally fit, but suffer with jaw pain and suspect nocturnal bruxism then this might be a solution. This treatment is not suitable for all jaw pain sufferers and so a consultation is essential. We receive many referrals from dental practices and are happy to accept a referral from your dentist or you can see our own dental surgeons.

If you are going through a very stressful period, it might be better to wait until the cause of the stress has passed or reduced in impact. Remember the treatment plan is to help you break a habit - it is not a permanent solution.

Your dental surgeon will use a tiny needle to inject small doses of Botox directly into your masseter muscle (the large muscle that moves your jaw), the muscle is relaxed enough to stop involuntary grinding of the teeth and clenching of the jaw.

The treatment takes 15 - 30 minutes and the effectives start 14 days afterward with results that can last up to 12 weeks. A complimentary review is performed between 14 - 21 days after treatment. You may need to repeat the treatment 1-2 times to allow enough time to reduce your stress and break your habit.

Each treatment costs £399, which works out at about roughly at £4.75 per day to reduce your discomfort. protect your teeth and prevent TMJ.

Consultations cost from £25.

Testimonials

Pat talks about her experience in having treatments for Bruxism.

Pat's Bruxism Treatment

Pat shares her experience of a Bruxism treatment with Dr Victoria.
 
 

Practitioners

Dr Victoria Dobbie BDS

Dr Victoria Dobbie BDS

Victoria has over 16 years’ experience in aesthetic medicine and has performed over 25,000 treatments. Victoria speaks at conferences and has been involved in pharmaceutical steering groups for product development. Currently Victoria is the official trainer for Ellanse and Silhouette Soft in Scotland.

Victoria specialise in providing full facial rejuvenation through advanced combination treatments involving Ultherapy, TIXEL, Silhouette Soft, EndyMed, and aesthetic injections. Victoria is also passionate in helping women through peri menopause with Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy.

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Clinical Director
Dr Asel Nawroz BDS, MFDS, MSc

Dr Asel Nawroz BDS, MFDS, MSc

Asel has a Master of Science with distinction in Aesthetic Medicine from Queen Mary University London and is a member of the Faculty of Dental Surgery for The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.

Asel specialises in aesthetic injectable treatments, Ultherapy and TIXEL. As a clinician she puts patient safety first and her reassuring manner ensures that treatment is administered with minimal discomfort. Through patient education and with her attention to detail she will work with you to achieve realistic treatment goals to restore aesthetic balance and harmony.

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Dental Surgeon & Facial Aesthetics

Who can have Botox®?

Botox® treatments are suitable for most men and women, but the best way to find out is to arrange a consultation. If you have any of the following contra-indications then please ask about alternate treatments: Pregnancy / breast feeding; Myasthenia gravis; Eaton lambert syndrome; Bell’s or facial palsy and Liver disease.

What side effects can occur with Botox®?

Botox® treatments have been used globally in millions of treatments and are safe and effective when administered by a healthcare professional who has the correct understanding of anatonmy. However, like all medical treatments there can be side effects. Common side effects, which resolve quickly, include tenderness or bruising or redness at injection points. Your healthcare professional will discuss all side effects with you at your consultation, so you can make an informed decision.

Related Blog Posts

Author: Asel Nawroz
First published: 17/11/2020
Last updated: 24/11/2020

Dr Asel explains that teeth grinding & jaw clenching (bruxism) isn’t just painful it can damage our teeth. So what can you do?

Dr Asel Nawroz BDS, MFDS, MSc

Asel has a Master of Science with distinction in Aesthetic Medicine from Queen Mary University London and is a member of the Faculty of Dental Surgery for The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.

Asel specialises in aesthetic injectable treatments, Ultherapy and TIXEL. As a clinician she puts patient safety first and her reassuring manner ensures that treatment is administered with minimal discomfort. Through patient education and with her attention to detail she will work with you to achieve realistic treatment goals to restore aesthetic balance and harmony.