Bruxism or teeth grinding, refers to an oral parafunctional activity which occurs in most humans at some point in their lives. Teeth Grinding and the clenching of the jaw are the two main characteristics of this condition, which can occur either during the day or at night. Bruxism is one of the most common known sleep disorders and causes most of its damage during sleeping hours. Muscle relaxants an be injected into the muscles to relax and weaken them. It is an excellent treatment because it weakens the muscles enough to prevent the grinding, but not enough to interfere with everyday functions like chewing and speaking.
IS THERE ANY PAIN?
We use local numbing gel and ice to provide a virtually pain free experience to our patients.
WHAT IS THE DOWN TIME?
There is no downtime with this procedure.