BRUXISM: CAUSES AND MANAGEMENT
Teeth Grinding Treatment Cheltenham
Waking up tired, with sore jaw,or notice your teeth is wearing out faster than you thought it is for your age.
You may not be aware that you are grinding/clenching your teeth while sleeping and occasionally even when you are awake, under stressful situations. This condition is also called bruxism.
In kids, so long as they do not have crooked teeth, chances are that as they grow, they will stop clenching the teeth. For Adults this is a concern that needs attention.
Teeth grinding and clenching can have impact on quality of sleep, thus quality of life.
Symptoms of Teeth Grinding
Symptoms of teeth grinding include the following:
- facial pain
- pain and stiffness in the jaw joint and surrounding muscles, which can lead to temporomandibular disorder
- disrupted sleep
- worn-down teeth, which can result in increased sensitivity and even tooth loss
- broken teeth or restorations
Facial pain and headaches often go away when you stop grinding your teeth.
Tooth damage usually only happens in more severe cases and may need treatment.
Teeth Grinding Solution
Teeth grinding is caused by many factors. From stress to breathing difficulties.
Crooked teeth causing abnormal bite is also one of many other reasons.
A thorough investigation can determine the cause and appropriate intervention can be decided by the dentist, that may involve referral to other specialists as well.
Teeth Grinding Treatment in Cheltenham
Teeth grinding is a common dental problem with many possible causes. Treating it early is important to prevent significant dental complications.
If you are or believe that you are grinding your teeth, visit your Cheltenham dentist for a consultation and treatment for bruxism.
We are located at Suite C, 151 Centre Dandenong Road in Cheltenham.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why do people grind their teeth?
It may also become a habit when partaking in any strenuous activity, such as weightlifting.
Most people may also grind their teeth unknowingly while they sleep, something that’s hypothesised to be linked to depression, tobacco use, alcohol consumption and/or caffeine consumption, among others.
How do I know I grind my teeth at night?
Bruxism needs to be treated immediately because the force generated during teeth grinding is such that it can lead to severe dental problems.
When do I seek help?
If you grind your teeth, or if you suspect teeth grinding may be to blame for pain or other symptoms, see your Cheltenham dentist.
We can examine your teeth to determine if you grind them. We can also look at your bite and alignment and provide treatment options.