Treatment for Teeth Grinding
Do you experience daytime exhaustion due to loud snoring?
Teeth grinding and clenching, often known as bruxism, is a common disorder that frequently goes undetected.
You might clench, grind, or gnash your teeth due to this disorder.
If you have bruxism, you might unintentionally clench or grind your teeth when you’re sleeping or while you’re awake.
Types of Bruxism
The two main types of bruxism are awake and asleep.
may be a coping technique or a habit that develops during intense concentration or may be brought on by anxiety, stress, anger, irritation, or tension.
may be a sleep disorder brought on by arousal at night. Other sleep disorders, including snoring and sleep apnoea, are more prevalent in people who grind their teeth while asleep.
Treatment might not be necessary for mild bruxism. However, bruxism can be chronic and severe enough in some people to lead to jaw abnormalities, pain, chipped teeth, and other issues.
Symptoms of Bruxism
Bruxism symptoms include:
- Disturbed sleep
- Headache and facial pain
- Pain in the ears
- Damaged teeth or fillings
- Worn teeth, which can lead to increased sensitivity and tooth loss
- Pain and muscle stiffness in the jaw joint and muscles, which can lead to TMJ disorder
When to see your Cabramatta dentist
Visit your Cabramatta dentist if you suffer any of the symptoms listed above or have any additional problems with your teeth or jaw.
If you observe your child grinding or clenching their teeth, or exhibiting other symptoms of bruxism, make sure to bring it up at your child’s next dental appointment.
Bruxism in Children
Bruxism can also afflict children. It usually begins once their teeth (baby and adult) first develop and ends when the adult teeth are fully established.
Consult your Cabramatta dentist if you are worried about your child’s teeth grinding, significantly if it interferes with their sleep.
An occlusal splint is a detachable dental appliance custom-made to fit upper or lower dental arches. It is typically worn while you sleep.
The main goal of using an occlusal splint is to put a barrier between the surfaces of the teeth that are used for biting and grinding, shielding them from wear and damage.
Occlusal splints are available in a range of styles, such as soft or rigid, full or partial, and those for the upper or lower jaw. Your Cabramatta dentist will recommend the material and design that will offer the most alleviation for your situation while considering your preferences.
Bruxism Management in Cabramatta
Bruxism will cause long-term dental wear and damage if left undiagnosed and untreated, needing additional restorative procedures to repair the harm.
Thus, the diagnosis must be made as soon as feasible. Call us to set up an appointment if you believe you are a bruxer or your loved ones do.
At Cabramatta Dental Care, we take a gentle and meticulous approach to looking after our patients.
Visit your Cabramatta dentist today!
We are located at 47 Arthur St in Cabramatta.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Why do people grind their teeth?
People grind their teeth because they are experiencing a lot of stress, which can cause them to do it more often.
How do I know if I grind my teeth at night?
The following are indications of bruxism during sleep:
- Changes in facial appearance
- Complaints from your bed partner
- Pain in the jaws
- Unexplained damage to teeth
- Waking up with a headache
How do I stop teeth from grinding?
Early stages of bruxism can be avoided by doing the following:
- Get enough rest.
- Reduce the amount of caffeinated and alcoholic beverages.
- Take part in more relaxed pursuits (meditation, exercise and counselling)
- Perform muscle-relaxation exercises.