BRUXISM (GRINDING AND CLANCHING TEETH) TREATMENT

BRUXISM (GRINDING AND CLANCHING TEETH) TREATMENT

WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF CLANCHING TEETH ?

If you are clanching your teeth unconciously during sleep or one of your intimates warns you for that, this means you have bruxism. This disorders shows up with symptoms such as pains in head, ear, jaw and face, ringing in the ears, temporomandibular joint makes noise while opening mouth, inability to open mouth, pain or gliding of jaw. It is a disorder which remains for years mostly without clinical symptoms, and somtimes awakens the infaction and embitters the patient. When the dentists examine the patients in clinic, they might see that tooth height got shortened because of the corrosion on the edge of incisors and thin cracks on teeth surfaces. Moreover, cold-hot sensitivity increases depend on the thinning of tooth enamel. This patients may face breaking of restorations done beforehand or breaking of tooth enamel even when there is no trauma. You unwittingly gnash or grind your teeth which could cause excessive overload on your temporomandibular joint and face muscles. You could effectuate permanent temporomandibular joint disorders by causing deterioration on joints in the future. Moreover, temporomandibular joint disorders may progress after a trauma exposed on jaw and face.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TREATMENT OF GRINDING TEETH

The aim of this treatment is to prevent permanent damages that may occur on teeth and temporomandibular joint and to annihilate the pain. Night protectors which is applied by dentists and used by placing them between lower and upper jaw teeth so as to prevent the contact of teeth during sleep is the most important instrument in the treatment of grinding teeth. Yet, they are usually not enough alone. For this reason, some Extra treatments are neccessary according to the process of the disorder :

-stress therapy

– precautions to provide sleeping comfortably

– myorelaxant medicine implementation

– renewal of inaccurate stopping and covering

– protheses implementations to replace missing teeth

 

 

GRINDING TOOTH (BRUXISM)

As being used in different fields of medicine, botox is a quite efficent way for patients suffering from bruxism. Botox injection to chewing muscle named masseter from particular points removes the stress on the muscle and excessive chewing force. Thus , muscle reliefs and grinding teeth at night finishes.

This application gives no harm to chewing muscles and the patient encounters no problem while eating. This application only ends up involuntary spasms and uncontrolled teeth grindings.

Application process takes only 5-10 minutes. The effect of botox lasts about 6 months according to the physiological condition of the patient. So, another application can be neccessary. Most of the patients get rid of bruxism after the second application.

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