Muscle relaxing injections for teeth grinding have emerged as a promising therapeutic approach to alleviate the symptoms of bruxism.

Treatment at a glance

Treatment Time

30 Mins


Numbing Cream




From £325

Key Benefit

Reduced Teeth Grinding

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What is Bruxism Treatment?

Bruxism, characterised by the involuntary grinding or clenching of teeth, can lead to various dental issues, jaw pain, and headaches.

The injection of botulinum toxin into the masseter and temporalis muscles, responsible for jaw movement during grinding, temporarily paralyses these muscles, reducing the intensity of teeth grinding.

This non-invasive teeth grinding treatment offers several advantages, including its efficacy in relaxing targeted muscles without affecting overall facial expressions. The procedure is quick, typically requiring only a few minutes, and the effects become noticeable within a few days, lasting for several months. By reducing the force exerted during grinding, muscle relaxing injections can protect the teeth from excessive wear and minimise associated pain and discomfort.

What are the benefits of Teeth Grinding Treatment?

  • Effective Relief from Bruxism Discomfort
  • Enhanced Jaw Comfort and Functionality
  • Preventive Measures for Dental Damage
  • Minimised Tension Headaches
  • Quality Sleep Improvement
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How Is It Performed:

1. A topical numbing cream will be used
2. Injection points are marked out
3. A fine needle is used to inject at specific points

How Is It Performed:

1. A topical numbing cream will be used
2. Injection points are marked out
3. A fine needle is used to inject at specific points

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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently asked questions

Muscle relaxing injections for bruxism involve the use of neurotoxins, such as botulinum toxin (Botox), to temporarily paralyse or weaken the muscles responsible for jaw clenching and teeth grinding. These injections work by blocking the nerve signals that cause muscle contractions, helping to alleviate the symptoms of bruxism.

The onset of results varies, but generally, individuals may start experiencing relief within a few days to a couple of weeks after receiving muscle relaxing injections. Full effects may take up to a month to manifest, and the duration of relief typically lasts around three to four months, after which repeat injections may be necessary.

While muscle relaxing injections are generally considered safe, potential side effects may include temporary weakness in nearby muscles, difficulty chewing or swallowing, or mild pain or bruising at the injection site. Serious complications are rare but can occur if the injections are administered incorrectly. It is crucial to consult with a qualified healthcare professional to minimise risks and ensure proper administration.

Muscle relaxing injections offer a temporary solution for managing bruxism symptoms by reducing muscle activity. However, they do not cure the underlying causes of bruxism, which may include stress, misaligned teeth, or other factors. The injections can be part of a comprehensive treatment plan, and individuals may need to address the root causes alongside using muscle relaxing injections for long-term management.

Muscle relaxing injections may be recommended for individuals who have been diagnosed with bruxism and have not responded well to other treatments, such as mouth-guards or lifestyle modifications. It is essential to consult with a healthcare professional to determine if muscle relaxing injections are a suitable option based on an individual’s overall health, medical history, and specific bruxism symptoms.

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