Bruxism is a condition where you involuntarily clench, grind or gnash your teeth. Often an unconscious mechanism, bruxism can cause tooth damage and jaw pain. By booking a simple checkup at our practice, our experienced team can identify if you have bruxism and recommend the best treatment options, personalised for you.
Occurring while you sleep, nocturnal bruxism is considered to be a sleep-related movement disorder where your jaw experiences repetitive muscle contraction, or you grind your teeth. Nocturnal bruxism can be caused by anxiety or high levels of stress and people with bruxism are more likely to suffer from other sleeping disorders, such as snoring or sleep apnoea.
Unfortunately, if you have nocturnal bruxism, you may be unaware of it (because you’re asleep). If left untreated, complications may develop. However, booking a regular examination with our trusted team (we recommend a visit every six months), will ensure that we detect any signs and symptoms early.
Experiencing any of the symptoms below?
These may be caused by bruxism, a condition that we can quickly diagnose and treat, right here at Knight Street Dentists.
Mild bruxism may not require treatment. Many children will outgrow the condition without treatment, and many adults symptoms do not require therapy. However, if bruxism is more frequent, severe and painful, we have a range of options available to treat it. These may include wearing an occlusal splint (nightguard) or dental correction to repair any damage.
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