Tooth grinding or Bruxism as it is known amongst dental and medical professionals is an example of parafunctional (abnormal) jaw activity – activity that falls outside what is considered ‘normal’.
Tooth grinding can occur at any time of the day, by people of all ages but is most common during sleep. Clenching the jaws and teeth during the day often occurs during period of strenuous activity or stress with the sufferer not even aware that they are doing it.
It is very important to note that there exists no cure for toothgrinding and bruxism. Treatment is designed to reduce the occurance, frequency and intensity and the the associated signs and symptoms.
No one treatment is considered better than the other. What we do find is that a combination approach is best when it comes to trying to manage teeth grinding and clenching related problems.
This is cutting edge treatment that is slowly gaining popularity for a range of therapeutic purposes in particular the treatment of Bruxism and other orofacial, dentofacial and jaw joint related pain. See here for more information on the benefits of Anti-Wrinkle Injections for these conditions.
Our Principal Dentist Dr Hillel New has completed a comprehensive training program with the AAFE in Chicago (USA) to deliver these treatments.