Hypnosis for Bruxism / Teeth Grinding

Teeth grinding (bruxism) causes severe levels of pain that often radiates across, the jaw, face and neck.  It is also a common source of headaches and gum pain.  There can be any number of reasons why people grind their teeth whether it be during the day and or during sleep in the evening.  Some of the risk factors and reasons include:

  • A learnt behavioural response to high stress and tension
  • Medication such as anti-depressants have been found to cause grinding
  • Past history of “party” drug use
  • Dental work.

Much research has indicated the effectiveness of hypnosis in treating the condition.  The aim of hypnosis with regards to bruxism is to reduce and remove the unconscious drivers of clenching and the grinding of the teeth.

Hypnosis for Teeth Grinding / Bruxism Research Links

The following links to research that highlights the effectiveness of hypnotherapy in treating bruxism.

Study 1
Study 2
Study 3

Hypnosis Program for Bruxism (Teeth Grinding/Clenching)

The program consists of three sessions.  It is often the case benefits are seen after the first session.  I use guided imagery, direct suggestion, CBT and ego state therapy as components in the hypnotic treatment.