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Sydney NSW 2000
Jaw clenching or teeth grinding (bruxism) is the involuntary clenching or grinding of the teeth. It generally happens during sleep, but some people experience it when they are awake.
Complications of Jaw Clenching:
Teeth grinding can cause a range of oral health problems, which may include:
- headache, jaw joint or ear pain
- cracked tooth enamel
- excessive wear and tear on the teeth
- broken teeth or restorations
- strain on the joints and soft tissue of the jaw joint
- aching or stiffness of the face and temples
- aching or stiffness in the jaws while chewing
- enlargement of the jaw muscles
- physical effort or stress, such as illness, nutritional deficiency or dehydration
- incorrect tooth alignment
- drug misuse (particularly amphetamines)
- eruption of teeth (babies and children).
Jaw Clenching may be effectively treated with appropriately administered injections.
Prior to your treatment, our Doctors will carefully examine your jaw grinding and assess whether this treatment is suitable for you.