Bruxism, TMD and Injectables

At East Bentleigh Dental Group, we understand that many patients experience considerable discomfort or debilitating pain from bruxism (the clenching and/or grinding of the teeth during sleep) and temporomandibular disorders (TMD) that cause job pain. Fortunately, our experienced team keeps up to date with the latest dentistry technologies and techniques to provide effective solutions for these afflictions. One relatively new solution involves the use of injectables to relax facial muscles, stop clenching and ease headaches associated with bruxism and TMD.

How Does It Work?

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 ensures that other muscles can continue functioning normally for actions such as chewing and other jaw movements.

The dosage of injectable provided will vary depending on the location of the afflicted muscle as well as the severity of the 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.

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If you’re interested in finding an alternative solution for bruxism and TMD, get in touch with the friendly team at East Bentleigh Dental Group today. Contact us or book online today.