Bruxism is a habit that affects around 8-10% of the population. It is broadly characterized by grinding of the teeth and clenching of the jaw that causes tooth wear and breakage, disorders of the jaw (pain and limited movement) and headache. Most people grind and/or clench their teeth occasionally to a certain degree.
Bruxism is classified into awake bruxism and sleep bruxism.
Awake bruxism is characterized by involuntary clenching of the teeth and jaw bracing in reaction to certain stimuli.
Sleep bruxism is characterized by automatic teeth grinding with rhythmic and sustained jaw muscle contractions. Psychological disorders such as stress and anxiety are also known to exacerbate teeth grinding during sleep. In one study, around 70% of sleep bruxists related their nocturnal teeth grinding to stress and anxiety. Previous research findings also point to the possibility of a link between bruxism and the work environment.
FACEmed provide a teeth grinding treatment using Botox® for sufferers of Bruxism. If you suffer from grinding your teeth, talk to us about the treatments we have available. Our medical treatments are available to customers all across Essex and North and East London. Our clinic is located in Billericay and only a few miles from Colchester, Maldon, South Woodham Ferrers, Chelmsford, Southend, Basildon, Leigh, Brentwood and Wickford. Book a free consultation today!
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