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Teeth Grinding Treatment

Do you wake up with headaches? Does your jaw make popping and clicking sounds? These symptoms may indicate that you have a problem with bruxism. Bruxism is the term used to describe the grinding or clenching of your teeth, which generally happens most often at night. You can’t control bruxism, making it essential that you find a solution through a trained professional. The team at Stones Corner Dental can fit you for a comfortable occlusal splint to protect your smile.

The Problem With Bruxism

Woman waking up with jaw painYou may be grinding and clenching your teeth without having any idea that you’re doing it. It can be a lifelong habit or something that you do more during periods of stress. Over the years, your teeth will wear down from the grinding or clenching. Your upper and lower teeth are forced together, which can cause the surface of your teeth to shorten and chip. As a result, you might have sensitive teeth or fractured teeth.

You can even experience the wearing away of the enamel on your gums due to the pressure placed on your teeth. In addition to sensitivity, this action can also cause tooth decay. It’s also common that bruxism leads to temporomandibular joint (TMJ) problems such as discomfort, locking of the jaw or serious headaches.

Avoid Costlier Treatment in the Future

By getting attention for your grinding or clenching now, you can be sure that you won’t have any of the above issues in the future. If you don’t address your bruxism, you can be looking at costlier and more extensive treatment further down the road. For example, you may need to have fillings due to decay, bonding from your teeth being chipped or TMJ treatments to address the concerns caused by the symptoms of bruxism.

Your Solution for Grinding and Clenching

We provide occlusal splints to address bruxism. This removable dental appliance is carefully moulded to fit on the upper or lower arches of your teeth. You’ll wear it at night to reduce the amount of grinding pressure that is transferred to your teeth. This device will relieve the pain from the muscles in your jaw while protecting your teeth from wear and breakage.

What to Expect When Getting a Splint

After we have evaluated you, we’ll get started on taking impressions. These moulds are sent to our laboratory where your occlusal splint is custom-created. When we receive it back from the lab, you’ll return to try it on. When you and your dentist are both satisfied, you’ll return home and can start using it that night.

Get Started Today

Don’t try to live with the pain. Get the attention you need for teeth grinding in Stones Corner. Contact our team today to schedule an appointment! Same-day visits are available.

* Any invasive or surgical procedure may carry risks. Before moving forward, it is recommended that you seek a second opinion from an appropriately licensed medical professional.

Teeth Grinding Treatment Stones Corner, Greenslopes QLD | (07) 3397 6548