Physiotherapy for Jaw Clenching

Physiotherapy can help with jaw clenching by using hands-on therapy to perform stretching exercises, postural adjustments, and specific exercises to relieve tension and strengthen the jaw muscles.

What is Jaw Clenching?

Jaw clenching happens when your top and bottom teeth press together. More than half of all people clench their teeth, usually at night when they don’t know it. If you don’t treat it, clenching can turn into grinding, which wears down the enamel on your teeth. It can also make your jaw muscles hurt and feel tight, leading to headaches and difficulty opening your mouth.

Why Do People Clench Their Jaws?

Stress is a big reason why people clench their jaws. Playing musical instruments, chewing gum, or biting nails can cause clenching. Some people might hear clicking in their jaw, but this is usually a different issue.

How Physiotherapy Can Help

Trying physiotherapy for jaw clenching for the first time may seem overwhelming; however, it is a proven and trusted method we have used on hundreds of clients.

Finding the Cause

First, we need to figure out why you’re clenching your jaw. Once we know the cause, we can talk about ways to reduce it.

Easing Muscle Tension

We use techniques like massage and dry needling to relax the tight muscles in your jaw. We also check the muscles in your neck because they can affect how your jaw works.

Exercises to Do at Home

We’ll give you simple exercises to do at home to help ease muscle tension and prevent pain. These exercises focus on both short-term and long-term relief.

How Long Does Treatment Take?

Initial Sessions

Most people start to feel better after 3-4 weekly sessions. This is usually enough to get the problem under control.

Follow-Up Appointments

Some people might need follow-up appointments every 4-6 weeks to stay on track. Others might come in during stressful times, like teachers during exam periods. Your physiotherapist will make a plan just for you.

Other Treatment Options

Night Splints

If the problem continues, we might refer you to a dentist who can make a night splint to protect your teeth.

Botox Injections

Botox injections might be needed to relax the muscles in very bad cases, which dentists and specialists do. Most people don’t need Botox, but we can refer you to trusted doctors if you do.

Don’t Wait to Get Help

You can get relief from jaw clenching with the right treatment. If you’ve been struggling with this issue, don’t wait any longer to get help. We’re here to support you.

Why Choose Us for Jaw Clenching Physiotherapy?

Skilled Therapists

Our jaw physiotherapists know a lot about treating jaw clenching and will provide the best care.

Personalized Plans

We create a treatment plan just for you, focusing on quick relief and long-term management.

Complete Care

We look at your jaw and neck muscles to ensure you get the best results.

Contact Us Today

Don’t let jaw-clenching affect your life. Please book an appointment with us and start feeling better. We are dedicated to helping you live without pain and enjoy better jaw function.

By understanding the causes and using effective physiotherapy techniques, we can help you manage jaw clenching and improve your well-being. Reach out to us today to start your journey to a healthier, more comfortable jaw.

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