Treatment for Teeth Grinding with CP Dental
There’s a little-known but serious problem that ruins thousands of smiles every year: teeth grinding. It is essential that we identify the issue and prevent further damage.
What Causes Teeth Grinding?
Teeth grinding usually happens at night during sleep. If you grind your teeth in your sleep, then you may not be aware that you have this habit. It’s often a subconscious manifestation of stress or can be linked to problems with the airway or breathing. You might grind your teeth if you are dealing with some anxiety, or even during the day if you are working or concentrating.
The Risks of Teeth Grinding
The CP Dental team located in Coopers Plains, Emerald and Mater Hill are able to assess your teeth for wear and signs of grinding as part of your check up.
Teeth grinding is bad for your smile because it causes:
- Enamel wear
- Teeth fractures
- Damage to restorations
- Gum recession
- Tooth sensitivity
- Stress on your TMJ
- Enlarged chewing muscles in your cheeks
The good news is that you may able to stop your teeth grinding habit with one of the mouthguards Mater Hill dentists design.
Signs You Grind Your Teeth
Are you one of the many South Brisbane residents who grind their teeth? You just might be if you notice any of the following:
- Teeth that look unusually short or flat.
- You regularly chip teeth and break fillings.
- Soreness or tenderness in your jaw when you wake up in the morning.
- Waking up with a headache.
Not sure whether you grind your teeth? Find out by scheduling a consultation with a dentist who has experience in treating teeth grinding. Coopers Plains dentists at CP Dental have over four decades of experience in helping patients to restore their smiles and prevent teeth grinding.
Teeth Grinding Treatment: South Brisbane
Teeth grinding treatment is usually done with professionally-made mouthguards known as splints. South Brisbane dental patients who used to grind their teeth can attest to how well this method works.
The splint works by cushioning your teeth against the force of your bite and prevents your upper and lower teeth from contacting each other. They also help to take load of your jaw joint and can assist with jaws that click and are painful.
Do you suspect that you suffer from teeth grinding? Emerald, Coopers Plains and Mater Hill dentists from the CP Dental team can help you find out.
In some cases the use of Muscle relaxing injections is an alternative or an adjunct to the use of an occlusal splint.