Bruxism is the technical term for the excessive, forced clenching and teeth grinding that is not associated with chewing food, and usually occurs at night.
Over time it can damage the teeth, lead to a sore jaw joint, and later to extremely severe tooth sensitivity and pain in the jaw joints, ear and head aches, which creates a lot of tension and anxiety in patients.
How to detect bruxism?
It is necessary to pay attention to the following –
- Pain in the joints, ears or the head that occurs immediately upon awakening and lasts throughout the day
- Increased tooth sensitivity to cold, pressure or other stimuli
- The appearance of flattened occlusal surfaces of the teeth as well as the shortening of the front teeth
How to treat bruxism?
If you suspect you may be grinding your teeth, immediately call our dentist to remediate the existing and to prevent further damage.
At Smile Dent dental clinic, based on the imprint of your teeth, we will make a silicone mouthpiece, the so-called night guard tray to be worn during sleep and thus prevent further tooth damage and pain in the joints.
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