Bruxism is the unconscious grinding or clenching of teeth. It is frequently triggered by anxiety, stress, anger or rage. It can be quite distressing as well as painful, especially when it results in physical injury. Injuries caused by bruxism can be quite serious and include erosion of the teeth, breakdown of the bone supporting the teeth, myofacial pain, joint problems and in severe cases a fractured jaw. Teeth grinding can also be loud enough to keep partners awake at night.
Hypnotherapy works on two levels, Firstly we help you identify and address the cause of the underlying negative emotions which typically trigger teeth grinding. Secondly we help you to break the habit. We may also refer you to your GP for additional forms of support and advice where appropriate.