Bruxism (Teeth Grinding) Treatment
Jaw slimming muscle relaxant treatments for teeth grinding
Bruxism treatments take less than 10 minutes.
Injections from $568 per session.
Noticeable results in a few days. Full effect within 2 weeks, lasting for 3-6 months.
Teeth Grinding Treatments
Teeth grinding (bruxism) is the involuntary clenching, grinding and gnashing of teeth that usually happens during sleep. It is causeed by stress, an involuntary twitch during periods of intense concentration and as a side effect of some illegal drugs.
Injection of small quantities of anti-wrinkle muscle relaxant featuring botulinum toxin into specific overactive masseter (chewing) muscles causes localised muscle relaxation that smooths the overlying skin and reduces wrinkles. Weakening the jaw muscle not only helps dealing with teeth grinding, but also has the bonus effect of slimming the face.
What Causes Bruxism and How we Treat it?
Excessive teeth grinding (bruxism) is the involuntary clenching, grinding and gnashing of the teeth that usually happens during sleep. Causes can include stress, concentration and drug use.
Using muscle relaxant, the kind used in anti-wrinkle injections featuring small doses of the botulinum toxin and injecting it into specific overactive jaw (masseter) muscles, causes muscle relaxation and weakening.
The weakened muscle reduces the propensity to gnash teeth. It’s that simple!
Teeth Grinding Treatment Pricing
Teeth Grinding $568
Masseter Muscle Relaxant Treatments for Teeth Grinding.
Teeth Grinding + Lip Filler from $947
Two treatments that often go hand-in-hand are teeth grinding injections and lip filler.
Teeth Grinding + Cheek Filler from $947
Two treatments that are often complementary are teeth grinding injections with cheek dermal fillers.
Our Satisfaction Guarantee
Your satisfaction is guaranteed. We only use premium, Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods (ARTG) listed anti-wrinkle injectables and included with every procedure is a complimentary results review appointment.
Meet Your Doctor
Dr. Lakshmi “Lucky” Masilamani is a dentist with a holistic approach to achieving a smile that her patients are proud of. She graduated with her degree in dental surgery from Otago University and went on to study cosmetic injecting, rejuvenative medicine and aesthetic dentistry.
With her dentistry experience, Dr. Lucky has a knack for building meaningful and positive relationships with her patients. Understanding that many patients experience anxiety when visiting a dentist or an aesthetic medical practitioner, Dr Lucky tailors each appointment to ensure the patient is always comfortable.
Dr. Lucky and the team of professionals at Medical Injectables are here to listen to your concerns and help you achieve the look you desire and deserve. Simply use the contact form below to get started with your fee-free, no-obligation initial consultation.
Frequently Asked Questions about Teeth Grinding Treatments
What is the product used to combat teeth grinding?
We use the same product to inhibit teeth grinding as we use for anti-wrinkle treatments. These treatments are injections of a molecule that is a naturally occurring bacterial protein (botulinum toxin type A) that is derived from the bacterium: Clostridium botulinum.
This works by weakening the masseter muscle, decreasing the contraction of the muscles involved with teeth grinding.
How long do the results last for?
Our botulinum toxin type A treatments typically last 3 months, but many patients experience effects for longer, especially after two or more consecutive treatments.
What do I need to avoid after treatment?
- Massage the area
- Touch the area as this may increase chances of infection
- Lie down or put pressure on the area you have been injected for at least the next 4h
- Exercise or participate in any activity that will induce sweating
- Drink alcohol
- Apply makeup
- Drink lots of water
- Follow the verbal instructions given to you by your treating medical practitioner
Will the treatment stop my teeth grinding permanently?
Injections of botulinum toxin type A are not permanent. We are not destroying the muscle. It will grow back with time and no treatment.