Bruxism, or teeth grinding, usually happens in sleep, but some patients many experience it during the day.
It can manifest in a range of symptoms such as:
- Headache, jaw joint or ear pain
- Aching teeth when arising from sleep
- Clenching the jaw
- Sensitive teeth
- Wobbly teeth
It is important to inform your dentist if you are experiencing the above symptoms, as bruxism has a range of complications including:
- Cracked tooth enamel
- Breakdown of the teeth
- Broken teeth
- Enlargement of the jaw muscles
The team at Subi Smile Makers can provide treatment by creating a custom made occlusal splint, which is worn at night. This splint provides relief of symptoms by acting as a barrier that offloads the pressure and force that your teeth exert on each other when you are grinding them.