MUSCLE RELAXANTS

You wake up each morning with a tight jaw and pain near your ears. Maybe you even suffer from headaches or neck pain! You may well be clenching and grinding your teeth.

A surprising number of us clench and grind our teeth, both during the day and while asleep. Excessive teeth grinding can damage your teeth, affect sleep quality, cause tension headaches, and aching jaws or facial muscles. Traditionally an occlusal splint (mouthguard) was the treatment of choice, but more recently muscle relaxants have been discovered to be a highly effective treatment for clenching and grinding.

15-30 MIN

What to expect

A temporomandibular joint (TMJ) assessment will be performed, examining both the muscles and joint itself. We will have a thorough consultation about your symptoms and any previous treatments attempted, and discuss the risks and benefits of muscle relaxant therapy. Administration of the muscle relaxant itself only takes a few seconds, and is almost completely painless.

Muscle relaxants can take up to 14 days to reach their full potential. Your symptoms will be reviewed two weeks after your initial appointment, and additional injections may be provided if required.

If additional injections are provided, a third appointment another two weeks later is scheduled to provide a final review of symptoms.

Recovery of the muscle and return of your symptoms will indicate if or when further treatment is required. Further treatment will not be provided less than three months from your initial muscle relaxant injections.

Call our friendly team today on
08 9381 2200 for more information

Grinding? Jaw pain? Headaches? Good news! You may be just a muscle relaxant away from pain free bliss!

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10 Subiaco Square Road Subiaco, WA 6008

(08) 9381 2200 contact@subiacosquaredental.com.au

© 2017 Subiaco Square Dental

Mon 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tue 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wed 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thu 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Fri 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat (alternate) 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Sun CLOSED

10 Subiaco Square Road Subiaco, WA 6008

(08) 9381 2200 contact@subiacosquaredental.com.au

© 2017 Subiaco Square Dental