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Grinding & clenching

Are You a Good Candidate for Bruxism Treatment?

 

 

A consultation is performed in order to understand the extent of teeth grinding and its effect on your oral health.

 

Facial symmetry, occlusal cants, and parafunctional habits are evaluated as well.

 

After a complete evaluation a personalized treatment plan is created.

 

Explore Your Treatment Options!

 

 

Once the personalized treatment plan has been created, options such as Botox or a custom nightguard are discussed in detail with the patient.

 

The patient is educated about the pros and cons of each treatment option, how they work, and what they can expect from each.

 

What Can I Expect on Treatment Day?

 

 

For Botox:  

On the treatment day, Botox injections are administered into specific muscles of the jaw. 

The desired locations are numbed with a topical paste to reduce sensation

We will provide post op instructions to minimize discomfort

 

 

 

For Nightguards:  

On treatment day, precise impressions or scans of your teeth are taken. These are used to fabricate a custom nightguard designed to fit your teeth perfectly. 

After fabrication from our lab, we will deliver and adjust the nightguard

 

 

Delivery & After Care

 

 

For Botox:  

After the injections have been administered, the patient is advised on post-treatment care. This may include avoiding certain activities and taking care of the injection site.

 

 

For Nightguards:  

Once the custom nightguard has been created, the patient returns to the office for a fitting. Necessary adjustments are made to ensure comfort and effectiveness. 

 

At this point, the patient is educated on how to use, clean, and care for their nightguard, or how to maintain the results of their Botox treatment. 

 

After Care Considerations 

 

Regular follow-up appointments are scheduled to monitor the progress of the treatment and to make any necessary adjustments or reapplications. 

 

These treatments aim not only to protect your teeth but also to improve your quality of sleep and overall quality of life.