Treat Bruxism And Teeth Grinding With Noosa Today
We all clench and grind our teeth. Stress and anxiety are the primary reasons why we tend to grind our teeth, particularly when we are sleeping. Bruxism treatments are readily available to those who suffer from this disorder and can help relieve the symptoms and pain that are often associated with it.
Often, we don't notice our teeth grinding habit and it can go on for years without any noticeable effects. However, for some people, if left untreated, bruxism can cause serious problems.
At Noosa Family Dental, our team of sleep dentists are experienced in providing leaving dental care for those suffering from bruxism and the effects thereof, such as erosion and chipped teeth. If you are concerned that you may be grinding your teeth, contact our team today. We will conduct a thorough examination of your mouth and provide you with the best possible treatment option for your needs.
What Is Bruxism?
Also known as teeth grinding, bruxism is a condition in which people unconsciously grind or clench their teeth. It is a common condition, affecting 85-90% of people.
If left untreated, bruxism can cause excessive wear and damage to your teeth. Bruxism can wear down the tooth enamel, which is the outer layer that covers and protects the inner parts of your teeth, potentially resulting in cracks and tooth sensitivity. Similarly, excessive clenching can result in facial and jaw pain.
Diagnosing Teeth Grinding
At Noosa Family Dental, our team of experienced dentists will conduct a full examination of your mouth, looking for any tell-tale signs of bruxism. In some cases, we may also use X-rays to get a clear picture of the inside of your mouth and teeth.
We typically look for:
- Cracked tooth enamel
- Visible wear on the teeth
- Broken teeth or restorations
- Temporomandibular joint disorders
Bruxism Symptoms & Signs
As bruxism is an unconscious habit, it can make it hard for people to recognise signs and symptoms until they are experiencing noticeable side effects. These include:
- Dull headaches
- Neck, shoulder, jaw and back pain
- Popping or clicking jaw joint
- Temperature-sensitive teeth
- Bite marks on the tongue and cheeks
Bruxism & Teeth Grinding Treatments
There is no one-size-fits-all solution for bruxism, as the best course of treatment will depend on the underlying cause. However, there are a number of options available to help relieve symptoms and protect your teeth from further damage.
The most common treatment for nigh time bruxism is to wear a mouthguard or splint. This is a custom-made device that is worn over the teeth to protect them from grinding and clenching while you sleep.
Bruxism mouthguards are made from soft, pliable materials and fit snugly over the teeth. They work by cushioning the teeth, absorbing the impact of clenching and grinding and preventing damage to the teeth.
Worn Teeth Repair
If you have already experienced damage to your teeth as a result of bruxism, our team can help. Our team of specialists will assess the damage and recommend a treatment plan to restore your worn teeth to their former glory.
At Noosa Family Dental we are serious about saving every last millimetre of your teeth. We offer a range of restorative dental treatments to repair and protect your teeth. Don't wait - book your bruxism treatment today.
How Noosa Family Dental Can Help You
At Noosa Family Dental, we are committed to providing the highest standard of dental care. We offer a range of treatment options for bruxism and teeth grinding, tailored to your individual needs.
We understand that everyone is different, which is why we take a personalised approach to treatment. Our team will conduct a thorough examination of your mouth and develop a treatment plan that is tailored to your unique needs.
We believe that proactive dental care is the best way to protect your oral health. We recommend regular check-ups and cleanings so that we can identify any problems early and provide prompt treatment. Book your appointment today.