Bruxism Treatment- Dentistry
Bruxism is excessive teeth grinding or jaw clenching. It is an oral parafunctional activity;i.e., it is unrelated to normal function such as eating or talking. Several symptoms are commonly associated with bruxism, including hypersensitive teeth, aching jaw muscles, headaches, tooth wear, and damage to dental restorations (e.g. crowns and fillings) to teeth. But symptoms may be minimal, without patient awareness of the condition.
There are two main types of bruxism: one occurs during sleep (nocturnal bruxism) and one during wakefulness (awake bruxism). Dental damage may be similar in both types, but the symptoms of sleep bruxism tend to be worse on waking and improve during the course of the day, and the symptoms of awake bruxism may not be present at all on waking, and then worsen over the day.
- Stress management
- Behavior Therapy
- Dental treatments
- Splints and Mouth Guards
To learn more about bruxism, please check our blogs:
- DENTAL CARE IN CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS
- COMMON DENTAL PROBLEMS IN CHILDREN
- HOW TO MANAGE BRUXISM OR GRINDING OF TEETH?
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