Dental Bruxism (Teeth Grinding)

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.