Bruxism Treatment Melbourne

Do you ever wake up with a sore jaw or pressure on your teeth?

Many people are actually unaware that they have a habit of grinding or clenching their teeth while asleep. This problem often goes unnoticed because most sufferers do not grind their teeth every night and when they do, it usually lasts for only a few minutes each time.

Grinding and gnashing teeth can seriously damage your smile

Despite this brief grinding episode, teeth grinding, also known as bruxism, can cause substantial damage to your dental health in the long run.

Apart from jaw discomfort, teeth grinding can eventually wear your teeth down, giving you shorter teeth and an older looking face. You may also notice that you have chips or cracks on your teeth or fillings. Other symptoms are sensitivity to temperature or pressure. It is also common to experience facial, shoulder, neck or ear pain.

Whatever the damage is if you grind your teeth at night, we highly recommend that you visit your dentist for a proper assessment of your condition. Most tooth damage related to grinding is preventable if detected early.

Bruxism Treatment Melbourne

A custom-made night guard from The Point Dental can help to protect your teeth from damage. It should be remembered that minor damages such as small chips could easily be fixed. However, if left untreated, it can lead to extensive damage that may require more complex and costly treatment.

For more information regarding grinding whether during sleep or just in general, book a consultation with one of our Melbourne dentists today.

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