Bruxism / Teeth Grinding
Teeth Grinding (Bruxism)
Teeth grinding / Bruxism is a condition in which you grind, gnash or clench your teeth. If you have bruxism, you may unconsciously clench your teeth when you’re awake (awake bruxism) or clench or grind them during sleep (sleep bruxism).
Why Do People Grind Their Teeth?
Bruxism is a condition that causes people to grind or clench their teeth. It can occur during the day or at night, and it can cause a variety of problems, including teeth damage, jaw pain, and headaches. It is a relatively common condition that affects both children and adults.
Although it is not a serious medical condition, it can cause some serious dental problems if left untreated including cracks in the teeth, significant wear and small teeth, gum recession, etc. If you think you may have bruxism, it’s important to see a dentist so they can diagnose the condition and recommend treatment options.
Treatment for Bruxism / Teeth Grinding
Treatments for bruxism include stress management, mouthguards, and medication. In severe cases, surgery may be necessary.
There is no one cause of bruxism, but it is often related to stress or anxiety. If you suspect that you or someone you know has bruxism, it is important to see a dentist or doctor for a diagnosis. Treatment for bruxism often includes a mouth guard or splint, which is worn at night to prevent teeth grinding. We also keep digital scans of your teeth records to compare your wear on teeth during your appointments.
Many patients do not realize they grind their teeth until they come in for a visit with Dr. Dinesh. When performing routine exams, he checks for signs of bruxism and works with patients individually to address any damage, discomfort, or bite imbalances. Contact our surgery to know more and schedule an appointment.
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