Bruxism/Grinding

Mouth Guards, Teeth Grinding, Bruxism Treatment in Brampton

Eliminate Nighttime Teeth Grinding and Clenching with the Help of the iSmile dentists in Brampton

Do you wake up with severe jaw pain? Are your teeth flattened out? Does it hurt to move your jaw as soon as you wake up? Do you grind or clench your teeth? If yes, you may be suffering from Bruxism. Bruxism is a medical term for teeth grinding or teeth clenching, especially at nighttime. Bruxism is a serious health issue and needs treatment. Our dentists at iSMILE DENTAL CENTRE are highly trained to provide you with a complete solution to relieve the pain and discomfort with Bruxism.

Bruxism or teeth grinding or teeth clenching has some characteristic symptoms. If you experience any of these, we urge you to schedule an immediate appointment with us at iSMILE DENTAL CENTRE in Brampton. Our dentists in Brampton are specialized in diagnosing teeth clenching and treating it to eliminate further complications that can arise because of Bruxism.

SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF BRUXISM

Our team at iSMILE DENTAL CENTRE has curated a concise list to help you figure out if you have Bruxism.

  • The most characteristic feature of Bruxism is jaw pain which starts as soon as you wake up. The pain is generalized to the entire jaw, concentrated especially near the jaw joint.
  • The pain of Bruxism can be incapacitating, leading to the tightness of the face muscles, leads to neck and face soreness.
  • Bruxism also causes an inability to move your jaw with pain in the morning. Even something as a simple jaw opening during yawning can be an excruciatingly painful experience. You may even experience a locked jaw and an inability to open or close your mouth entirely.
  • You may experience constant dull headaches, especially at the temples. This may be chronic and a cause of significant discomfort as it disturbs your everyday life.
  • Chronic teeth grinding can cause temporomandibular joint disorder or jaw joint disorders.
  • The inside of your cheeks may be damaged due to constant grinding action.
  • Teeth clenching and grinding can cause disturbances in sleep.
  • The constant grinding action applies a tremendous amount of force on your teeth and causes your tooth enamel to wear off. This causes the edges and cusps of your tooth to flatten out. Your entire bite is disturbed, which can cause gums pain as well, especially during chewing.
  • Over time, Bruxism’s effects can turn to chronic pain and leads to tooth pain and sensitivity as the nerves are exposed to due wearing off of the enamel.

Suppose you are experiencing any of the above symptoms and are in discomfort. In that case, our dentists at iSMILE DENTAL CENTRE in Brampton will diagnose and put you on a treatment plan to alleviate your pain and correct the abnormalities.

RISK FACTORS FOR BRUXISM  

Bruxism can start at any point in your life, and many risk factors can give rise to Bruxism. Here, our specialist dentists at iSMILE DENTAL CENTRE in Brampton enumerates certain risk factors associated with teeth clenching and grinding.

  • Age – Bruxism is common in children.
  • Stress – A stressful work or home environment or a sudden increase in anxiety can trigger teeth grinding. At iSMILE DENTAL CENTRE in Brampton, our treatment for teeth grinding also focuses on managing mental health.
  • Certain drugs can lead to teeth clenching habits. Smoking, alcohol consumption and excessive caffeine intake have all been associated with teeth grinding and Bruxism.
  • Positive family history for Bruxism.
  • Bruxism, teeth grinding, or teeth clenching can also be associated with some disorders like dementia, Parkinson’s disease, acid reflux disorder, epilepsy, sleep apnea, and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

TREATMENT FOR BRUXISM, TEETH GRINDING OR TEETH CLENCHING IN BRAMPTON

At iSMILE DENTAL CENTRE in Brampton, our dentist specializing in Bruxism management will treat your symptoms associated with Bruxism and help you break the damaging habit of teeth grinding clenching. We at iSMILE DENTAL CENTRE understand the pain which accompanies Bruxism and the frustration which it can cause; our dentists aim to plan a thorough treatment of Bruxism for you.

During your first appointment with us, our specialist dentist at iSMILE DENTAL CENTRE in Brampton will examine your teeth and face muscle and take a thorough history to diagnose and determine the cause of Bruxism. Once the cause has been determined, the treatment plan will be explained to you.

In some cases, you may need a mouthguard. A mouthguard will be customized according to your teeth. This will not allow your teeth to come in contact when you sleep. A mouthguard at iSMILE DENTAL CENTRE in Brampton is made of soft acrylic to provide adequate cushioning.

Our specialized dentist may also recommend some corrective dental procedures to fix your bite if that is the reason for Bruxism. This may involve an orthodontic approach or reshaping your teeth.

Suppose Bruxism has already done damage to your teeth. In that case, our dentist at iSMILE DENTAL CENTRE in Brampton will advise you to go for some dental rehabilitation procedures like getting a dental crown and restoration of the teeth’ height. Our dentist may prescribe certain medications and teach you specific exercises to relieve the facial muscle’s jaw pain and tightness.

Sometimes, dental intervention is not enough to treat Bruxism. It is essential to manage the cause of Bruxism. We may suggest counselling to manage anxiety and stress—referral to specific physicians to treat the underlying cause.

You can do other things to prevent Bruxism from consuming caffeine, smoking, and alcohol, especially before bedtime. Holistic approaches towards the management of anxiety and stress. Exercising your jaw muscles and having proper sleep hygiene.

REACH OUT US FOR GETTING YOUR BRUXISM TREATED

If you face any of the above symptoms, it constitutes an emergency and needs to be looked at by our specialist dentists at iSMILE DENTAL CENTRE in Brampton. For any questions and information, you can contact us, and one of our dentists will be there to assist you.

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