Teeth Grinding

Teeth Grinding


A common issue we are seeing at River Aesthetics is Bruxism, otherwise known as the unconscious clenching or grinding of the teeth. The exact cause of teeth grinding is not completely understood and there are numerous different theories. However, there is a link to sleep apnoea, jaw posture positions, tooth position, dental work, abnormal bite, trauma, repetitive strain, lifestyle activities, as well as emotional & developmental issues.


What are the symptoms of teeth grinding?

  • Facial pain
  • Headaches—tension headaches from day grinding and morning headaches for night-timebruxism
  • Earaches
  • Damage to teeth: chips fractures, worn enamel, flattened tops, loose teeth
  • Teeth that are very sensitive to cold, heat, or pressure
  • Chewed places on the tongue or cheek
  • Noise from the grinding or clenching that wakes your sleeping partner
  • Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders

What brand of muscle-relaxing injection do you use?

Here at River Aesthetics, we use a brand called Azzalure®.

How long will the effects of treatment last?

Normally we advise having your masseters treated 3-4 times a year depending on the severity. We do advise seeking a dental opinion prior to your treatment to ensure that dental malocclusion is not the root cause of your symptoms.

How much does the treatment cost?

Muscle-relaxing injections with River Aesthetics start from £225.

Is the treatment painful?

Most clients describe the sensation as a small scratch. No anaesthetic is required.


By treating the muscle with anti-wrinkle injections, we can block nerve signals resulting in the muscle no longer able to contract as tightly. Therefore, stopping the involuntary grinding of the teeth and clenching of the jaw. As a consequence, the treatment causes the size of the muscle to reduce and creates softer angle of the jaw and a more youthful oval face.

An effective treatment for reducing a prominent or asymmetric jaw line, the procedure has no downtime and patients generally notice softening of the masseter muscle after 1 week and softening of the jaw line at around 6-8 weeks.

At River Aesthetics we always aim for a soft, natural look which allows us to achieve a significant line improvement whilst still maintaining normal facial expression and helping restore a youthful appearance. As well as contouring the jawline, anti-wrinkle injections can also be used to reduce a gummy smile, treat excessive sweating, and eradicate fine lines & wrinkles.

To find out more about how we can provide you with relief from teeth grinding, contact River Aesthetics today and book your complimentary consultation.

Expert Comment

Dr Victoria Manning - River Aesthetics

Dr Victoria Manning


“We can help you with your teeth grinding by a small injection of Azzalure® into your master muscles. Our patients are amazed by how much better they feel after this treatment, being pain free for the first time in a long time.”

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