What can be done to relieve tooth grinding?

Tooth grinding, medically known as bruxism, is a common issue treated at Cityskin in Melbourne. We specialise in using anti-wrinkle injections to address this problem by targeting the masseter muscle, responsible for biting and clenching. It is estimated that 12% of women and 6% of men are tooth grinders. Thankfully, there are many ways that you can reduce symptoms. Nocturnal tooth grinding can lead to wear of the teeth and morning headaches from tense jaw muscles.

Treatment for Tooth Grinding and Headaches:

To alleviate tooth grinding, patients can wear a dental mouthguard overnight. This solution can help protect your teeth and adjust your bite position to reduce clenching of your back teeth. While over-the-counter mouthguards are available, it is advisable to consult a dentist for a custom-fitted solution.

We offer tooth grinding anti-wrinkle treatment in Melbourne, at Cityskin. By administering 3 to 5 small injections into the masseter muscle, we effectively relax the muscle and reduce nocturnal biting.

How Anti-Wrinkle Injections Treat Tooth Grinding:

Anti-wrinkle injections weaken the bite muscle, also known as the masseter muscle, which reduces the ability to grind the back teeth during sleep. By addressing this underlying cause, symptoms such as tooth wear, jaw ache, and headaches can be alleviated.


Why Does Tooth Grinding Cause Headaches?

Grinding your teeth while placing your fingers on your temples allows you to feel the contraction of the temporalis muscle. Prolonged contractions of this muscle during sleep can lead to waking up with headaches.


Cityskin Clinics in Melbourne for Tooth Grinding Anti-Wrinkle Headache Treatment:

Cityskin offers tooth grinding / bruxism treatment at our clinic across Melbourne. We treat hundreds of patients each year for tooth grinding so you can be reassured that you are in safe hands.


The effects of tooth grinding injections usually become noticeable within 10 days. Full improvement is typically experienced around 6 weeks after treatment. If clenching persists after this period, we recommend a review appointment. In some cases, additional treatment of the bite muscle may be necessary. If tension in the temples occurs, anti-wrinkle injections can be administered in the muscle near the temples (temporalis) to alleviate symptoms.

Typically, tooth grinding treatment with anti-wrinkle injections lasts between 2-4 months, depending on the appropriate dosage. The duration of results can vary based on the strength of the bite muscle, medication factors, and individual response to the anti-wrinkle product.

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