Teeth Grinding Bruxism
If you’re struggling with grinding/clenching teeth pain and damage, Focus Dental Group can help. Our dental specialists work with you to identify the signs and the underlying causes and build a custom treatment plan to stop teeth grinding. You also receive help with the associated effects of teeth grinding, including tooth wear and headaches. Ultimately, you restore your smile and peace of mind.
To learn about your options for bruxism treatment in Blackburn North, feel free to contact our dental team today.
What Causes Bruxism?
Nighttime grinding, also known as sleep bruxism, is usually attributable to hyperactivity, sleep apnea (breathing difficulties during sleep), and acid reflux. It can also manifest as a side effect of SSRIs (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors), commonly prescribed medications for moderate and severe depression.
Daytime grinding (awake bruxism) can stem from stress, anxiety, misaligned teeth, or excessive consumption of alcohol or caffeine. It’s particularly prevalent in emotionally draining jobs, such as military, law enforcement, and healthcare.
Diagnosing Teeth Grinding
Teeth Grinding Treatment in Blackburn
Why Choose Focus Dental Group for Bruxism Treatment in Blackburn North, VIC?
Here’s are a few reasons why Blackburn residents trust our dental clinic for teeth grinding solutions.
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- Tooth damage: Bruxing teeth exerts immense pressure on the chewing surface, increasing the risk of premature wear, cracked teeth, pulp exposure, and heightened tooth sensitivity.
- Jaw disorders: Clenching and grinding can compromise the structure of your jaw muscles and joints, resulting in TMD (temporomandibular disorders). TMD manifests in severe neck, facial, and shoulder pain and difficulties swallowing, talking, and chewing.
- Painful headaches: Constant pressure on the jaw and facial muscles can cause headaches.
Your dentist will also be able to note wear surfaces on teeth consistent with grinding.