Teeth grinding, which is also called bruxism, is a condition that can damage the teeth and cause chronic pain. People who grind their teeth tend to do so at night because it is an unconscious habit. In many cases, they don’t even realise they are doing it until a sleep partner alerts them or their dentist sees the signs of it during a dental examination. Sometimes they might wake up with pain in their jaw or neck, unsure of what is causing it.
Dr Amir Kiaee can provide treatment for bruxism in Pascoe Vale, VIC that will protect your teeth and eliminate your pain.
How Is Bruxism Diagnosed?
As part of the comprehensive dentistry we provide, Dr Amir looks for signs of teeth grinding when you come in for check-ups. The signs he looks for include:
- Broken or chipped teeth
- Teeth that are unusually worn
- Bite marks on the inside of cheeks
- Gum recession
He may also ask you about any tooth sensitivity or jaw pain you are experiencing.
How Is Bruxism Treated?
For some people, teeth grinding is a habit that comes and goes. Others can find relief from chronic teeth grinding by practising relaxation techniques. But some people will need an oral appliance to protect the teeth from the damage caused by grinding or clenching.
We can make a customised nightguard that will fit over the top or bottom teeth to create a protective barrier. Worn while sleeping, this type of appliance can relieve jaw pain and protect the teeth from undue wear.
Find Out More About Treatment for Bruxism
Protect your teeth and get relief from teeth grinding or clenching by talking to Dr Amir at our Pascoe Vale, VIC dental clinic. From our convenient location, we serve patients in the Pascoe Vale, Hadfield and Glenroy, VIC areas. We warmly welcome new patients.