Clenching and grinding
Are you experiencing jaw pain on a regular basis, often waking up with sore teeth or a clicking jaw? Have you been told that you grind at night? Have you started to notice a worsening neck or back pain as a result of constant grinding. Dr Hanna and his team at Complete Smiles Bella Vista can offer you a quick, long lasting and pain free option to finally relieve your pain.
The use of muscle relaxants can help to alleviate the discomfort of TMJ pain and grinding. Muscle relaxants can help to relax the muscles and preventing them from tensing to full capacity. This allows the relief of jaw pain, migraines and headaches as well as clenching and grinding of teeth. Patients still retain the ability to chew, speak and express facial emotions as they did before. By preventing clenching and grinding not only are we able to alleviate the common and felt symptoms, but we can also safe guard against future damage to the teeth such as enamel wear, chipping and even fracture of the tooth often resulting in extraction.
The effects of muscle relaxants are quick to act and provide relief, often lasting up to 6 months. They are often felt within 24 – 48 hours of treatment, while the full benefits of treatment are often felt within 10 days.