Teeth Grinding (Bruxism)

Brighten Dental are experts in the treatment of Bruxism (teeth grinding).

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Bruxism, also termed teeth grinding, is the excessive grinding of the teeth and/or clenching of the jaw. Bruxism is a common problem with symptoms including hypersensitive teeth, aching jaw muscles, headaches, damage to dental restorations (e.g. crowns and fillings) and damage to teeth.

Recommended treatments for bruxism (teeth grinding) include behavioural therapies and using custom fitted mouth splints.

Other treatments, such as muscle relaxation exercises and sleep hygiene measures, may also help you manage your symptoms.

A mouth splint evens out the pressure across your jaw and creates a physical barrier between your upper and lower teeth to protect them from further damage.

They can also reduce any teeth grinding noises you make at night.

The treatment of TMJ disorders, tooth grinding (Bruxism), and many other conditions caused by undesired muscle action, can now be made simpler and less invasive through the use of Botox injections.



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