Teeth Grinding Relief
Do you habitually grind your teeth?
Teeth grinding is a condition referred to as bruxism, and it can occur at any age and for various reasons. Clenching is when you squeeze the jaws together without sliding. Both conditions can create problems.
Bruxism can lead to tooth wear and breakage, which contributes to altering a person’s bite (occlusion). Clenching can cause muscle spasms. Either of these in turn, can result in TMJ disorder, which causes nagging to debilitating symptoms including headaches.
It is important to stop bruxism so that the teeth and bite remain in good health. If teeth are repaired, but grinding still occurs, new dental work will become worn and broken.
How we can help: Dr. Selcher can recommend an oral appliance to prevent teeth grinding and clenching.
Many people experience bruxism and clenching while sleeping when the forces you apply can be multiples of what you do when awake. The appliance may be referred to as a nightguard. Many varieties of nightguards are available, and a daytime appliances may also be necessary.
At your consultation, Dr. Selcher will assess your tooth wear and muscle condition and may recommend an appliance to treat the problem.
Dr. Selcher wants to help you with all your dental needs. For more information, please request an appointment and we will be in touch with you shortly.