Do you suffer from sore or tight jaw muscles? The clenching of jaw muscles and grinding or gnashing of teeth are two of the main reasons why you might be experiencing pain and discomfort also known as bruxism. Bruxism is a disorder when people unconsciously grind, gnash or clench jaws and teeth which can occur while awake and or asleep. What can Dental Solutions Oatley do to help? Book a consultation to discuss the best options for you.
Did you know Botox can be used to help manage the symptoms of bruxism such as sore and tight jaw muscles. At Dental Solutions Oatley, we use an injectable called Dysport which is very similar to Botox as an injectable medication which works by relaxing the muscles responsible for teeth grinding and clenching, reducing the symptoms and protecting your teeth from damage.
In addition to protecting your teeth from damage, treating bruxism with Dysport can also improve your overall quality of life reducing pain and discomfort. If you’re experiencing symptoms of bruxism, we encourage you to schedule a consultation with us to learn more about how Dysport can help.
Occlusal Splint (Nightguard)
An Occlusal splint (also known as a night guard) work by creating a protective barrier between your upper and lower teeth, preventing them from coming into contact with each other and reducing the pressure on your jaw muscles.
Our team of experienced dental professionals is trained in creating custom occlusal splints that are comfortable, effective and tailored to your unique needs. We will work with you to determine the best treatment plan for your concerns, and ensure that you are informed and comfortable every step of the way.