If you grind your teeth, your partner or your spouse will tell you to stop grinding your teeth in your sleep. Yes, it can get that loud.
What causes Bruxism? Muscles that allow us to chew our food and smile work together in synch with the teeth. When the teeth, or muscles or both undergo abnormal stress, the harmony is broken. Teeth wil try to close back to what they believe is the happy location while the muscles may try to go back to the position what they are used to. The results are damaging: fractured teeth, pain in jaw joints, and/or severely worn out enamel from the teeth. All these happens without the person being aware of it. The person may notice the signs such as pain in jaw joint, but unless it is evaluated and diagnosed, this condition may go unnoticed for several years.
What are the available treatment? Occlusal guard for one of the arches will protect the teeth during the grinding. The professionally made night guard is customized for the specific individual and fits better. In addition, the dentist will continue over-seeing the condition and make necessary to the treatment.
Bruxism is a condition they can be alleviated but cannot be reversed.
Certai events such as a blow to the jaw or automobile accident where the jaw or the teeth were severely damaged can contribute to the bruxism as well as orthodontics.
If you believe that you have bruxism, make an appointment today. In some cases, the loss of aesthetic and functions can be corrected.
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Young Family Dentistry, LLC
819 Park Ave
Plainfield, NJ 07060