Our staff can provide an injection that relaxes facial muscles and stops the spasms that cause painful headaches as well as other symptoms of pain and discomfort. The injection is generally administered using a very fine needle into the specific muscles that are causing the pain. This helps to achieve a reduction in teeth grinding while allowing other muscles to continue functioning normally for actions such as chewing and other jaw movements.
The dosage of injectable used will vary depending on the location of the afflicted muscle as well as the severity of the pain. Your dentist will examine you before determining which dosage is appropriate for your bruxism cure or TMD treatment.
Due to the fineness of the needle used, the treatment does not typically cause pain. No anaesthetic is required and the treatment can be completed in as little as 15 minutes.
It can take between 2 to 7 days for the injections to reach their full effect, and they can last for up to 4 months before repeat injections are required.
The difference between bruxism and TMD is that bruxism refers to clenching of the teeth, while TMD is a disorder affecting the jaw that includes bruxism as a symptom. This means a bruxism cure will typically vary from a TMD treatment, although some treatments such as injectables can be useful for both conditions.
Symptoms of bruxism include:
Some of the common symptoms of TMD can include:
If you’re suffering from the effects of bruxism or TMD and you’re interested in finding a solution, get in touch with the friendly team at East Bentleigh Dental Group today.