Tooth Grinding & Bruxism
Do your teeth feel extra sensitive than usual? Are you waking up with a tense and painful jaw, a dull headache or an ear ache? Has somebody commented that you make loud, ghastly grinding noises sporadically throughout the night? Perhaps your dentist identified some worn out teeth or signs of fractured tooth enamel at your regular dental assessment?
If you’ve answered yes to any of these questions, then it’s possible you might suffer from Bruxism. Bruxism is the medical term for unconscious teeth grinding or jaw clenching habits; especially during sleep or while under stress.
Bruxism can lead to more serious problems such as Temporomandibular Joint Problems (TMJ) since teeth clenching puts increased amounts of pressure on the tissues, muscles and structures surrounding the jaw.
If you're suffering from Bruxism or TMJ, schedule a consultation today. One friendly team are more than happy to help find you a solution, which may include:
Wearing a mouth guard or splint while sleeping. These are be custom-made at our practice to fit comfortably around your teeth for prevention purposes.
Implementing relaxing techniques and meditation into your daily routine to alleviate everyday stress levels.
Learning physical therapy stretching exercises in order to restore natural movements to the muscles and joints surrounding the jaw.
Acquiring new fillings, crowns or orthodontics to correct an uneven bite which may be causing Bruxism. Damaged teeth may also be restored.
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