Person with sore jaw due to teeth grinding

Relieving the Consequences of Teeth Clenching and Grinding

Dr. Kim Tan

Dr. Kim Tan

Clenching or grinding your teeth is a habit that many people suffer from, but few realize its consequences. Whether you clench or grind your teeth during the day or while you sleep at night, this habit can have a significant impact on your oral health and well-being.

How We Can Help You

Headaches, jaw pain, and worn or fractured teeth are just a few of the many undesirable consequences of this habit. The constant clenching and grinding can put immense pressure on your jaw and teeth, leading to serious dental problems over time. If left untreated, this habit can cause permanent damage to your teeth and even result in the need for extensive dental work.

Thankfully, our team at Heritage Dental Centre in Edmonton, AB is here to help. We offer custom-made splints, also known as nightguards, which can be worn at night. These splints are designed to provide a barrier between your upper and lower teeth, reducing the pressure on your jaw and teeth and helping to prevent damage.

Neuromodulator Treatment

In addition to custom-made splints, we also offer neuromodulator treatments, such as Botox, Dysport, or Xeomin, to directly relax the tense jaw muscles. This treatment is administered via tiny injections in the jaw muscles and works by blocking the nerve impulses that trigger these excessive muscular contractions, essentially relaxing them.

If you’re looking for relief from the negative consequences of clenching and grinding your teeth, it’s time to explore your options at Heritage Dental Centre. Our team of dental experts will work with you to determine the best course of treatment for your specific needs, including custom-made splints, neuromodulator treatment, or a combination of both.

Don’t let clenching or grinding your teeth continue to impact your oral health and well-being. Call us today to schedule a consultation and take the first step towards relief from this habit. Our team is here to help you achieve optimal oral health and a healthy, beautiful smile.

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Dr. Kim Tan
Dr. Kim Tan
Practicing at Heritage Dental Centre since 2005, Kim is recognized with the Mac George Strelioff Scholarship in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.