Bruxism (Teeth Grinding)

What is Bruxism (Teeth Grinding)?

Bruxism is a condition defined as clenching or grinding of teeth without realizing it during sleep or during the day. It is a common problem and can affect people of all ages. Bruxism can damage teeth and jaw and lead to other health problems.

Symptoms of bruxism include:

  • Wear and tear on teeth
  • tooth sensitivity
  • Pain and fatigue in jaw muscles
  • Earache
  • Headache
  • Sleeping disorders

Although the causes of bruxism are not fully known, some factors may include:

  • Stress and anxiety
  • Sleep apnea
  • some medications
  • dentist problems
  • genetic factors

Methods used in the treatment of bruxism are:

  • Night guard: A specially made mouthguard is used to protect the teeth and prevent grinding.
  • Stress management: Techniques are applied to reduce stress and anxiety levels.
  • Dentist treatment: Necessary procedures are performed by the dentist to repair the damage to the teeth.
  • Botox injections: Botox injections can be used to relax the jaw muscles.

The methods used in the treatment of bruxism vary depending on the severity and cause of bruxism. If you are experiencing symptoms of bruxism, it is important to see your dentist and get diagnosed and treated.

Your dentist:

  • It will diagnose whether you have bruxism
  • Determine the cause of bruxism
  • Will prepare a treatment plan suitable for you

With early diagnosis and treatment, it is possible to control bruxism and protect your teeth and jaw.

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