Bruxism is an excessive teeth-grinding condition that plagues its sufferers with chipped, flattened, and loose teeth among other problems. The unconscious grinding often happens at night, leaving the sufferer with a possible headache in the morning.
If you think you have this condition, do not hesitate to book an appointment with your Comfort Dental Centre Buderim dentist. Only your dentist can properly diagnose if you have this condition and begin your treatment process. Read on and learn more about how we can help.
Symptoms Of Bruxism
Often, bruxism sufferers are not aware that they have the condition. The best way to tell is through assessment of your teeth’s condition. Those who have bruxism, frequently suffer from the following:
- Flattened teeth
- Chipped teeth
- Fractured teeth
- Loose teeth
- Persistent headache
- Sore jawbone
- Facial muscle pain
- Difficulty opening the mouth
Why Do People Grind Their Teeth?
There is no established cause of bruxism. But studies have found that 70% of bruxism sufferers are triggered by stress or anxiety.
When stressed, a person’s shoulders hunch up, head moves forward, and the teeth clench.
People with ADHD or a hyperactive personality, are also prone to this condition. During grinding and clenching, excessive energy is released. Further, those with ADHD also have higher stress levels.
How Can Comfort Dental Centre Buderim Help?
Because there is no established cause for bruxism, treatment varies according to the severity of the condition. Mild bruxism, for instance, is treated with jaw exercises and avoidance of stressors.
At Comfort Dental Centre Buderim, we provide jaw exercises to our patients and fabricate night splints/guards to protect teeth during sleep.
A night guard is a protective device worn in the mouth to prevent the teeth from clashing during sleep. Each night guard is custom-fitted to the patient’s dimensions to ensure that it won’t fall out during sleep.
The device is made of thermoplastic material to fit perfectly in the mouth and avoid breathing disruption.
For teeth that are already affected by the grinding, we also have restorative options like tooth fillings.
Durable Night Splints At Comfort Dental Centre Buderim
Although there is no singular treatment for bruxism, we at Comfort Dental Centre Buderim can still help our patients through jaw exercises and durable night splints.
We also offer comprehensive restorative options to restore teeth, which are affected by bruxism.
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Call (07) 5370 8865 or visit us at T204B, 32 Wises Road in Buderim.