clenching teeth too hard
for several years, she has been grinding and clenching her teeth very hard.
she has been to several dentists. it was so bad that her teeth would be shaved, and her family would ask her if she was okay when she was sleeping.
recently, she has been gritting her teeth while working during the day. she has been using a mouthpiece to protect her teeth, but it doesn't help with the clenching and grinding. so, after consultation with the dentist, she came to our clinic by referral.
there is no difference between the left and right side of the teeth.
however, the masseter muscle appeared to be raised.
on palpation, the tension of the masseter muscle was found to be uncommonly strong.
she was treated on her back, concentrating on the masseter muscle, temporalis muscle, and medial and lateral pterygoid muscles.
1st to 3rd treatment: teeth grinding, and clenching did not completely improve, but there was a sense that the acupuncture needles were clearly hitting the bad areas. 10 to 9
4th to 6th treatment: the clenching and grinding began to decrease at work. 10 to 5
7th to 10th treatment: he frequency of clenching was clearly reduced. 5 to 2
11th to present: when work gets busy, clenching is felt, but it is almost improved.
since it is a masticatory muscle that is used every day, she wants to take care of it on a regular basis...so she is continuing her treatment.