Does your jaw, head or neck ache after you wake? Are your teeth suddenly tender or coming loose? If so, you may be grinding your teeth at night or clenching your jaw during the day.
During the restorative hours of sleep, it’s strange to consider your body unconsciously reacting to an emotional or physical stress. But, with teeth grinding, this is exactly what happens. Known as nocturnal bruxism, teeth grinding mainly occurs while sleeping. However, it’s possible to grind or clench teeth while awake, as well.
Regardless of when you do it, the dangers of this mysterious condition are universal. So why do you grind or clench your teeth?
Bruxism symptoms depends on two main factors: severity and dental health. Severe cases, or if you haven’t received treatment for a long time, can erode tooth enamel, which exposes the inner portion of your tooth and results in sensitivity. Over time, it’s possible to actually damage fillings or fracture a tooth. Symptom severity is determined by how long you’ve gone without treatment.
Are you unsure whether or not you’re clenching or grinding your teeth? Keep an eye out for the following symptoms:
If you think you may be grinding your teeth, immediately book an appointment with one our experienced dentists in Glen Waverley. The key to preventing serious damage is quick diagnosis. Our dentists will evaluate your teeth and recommend a treatment based on severity and type.
Teeth grinding treatments are determined by its cause and damage. For example, if it’s caused by stress, reduction treatments, such as therapy or anti-anxiety medications are recommended.
The most common treatment measure is a customised mouth guard. Made out of durable materials, our dentists make a mould of your teeth to create a comfortable, effective night time mouth guard. With regular wear, you’ll prevent further dental damage and pain.
If you’re experiencing symptoms of bruxism, you must act fast to stop further damage. Supreme Dental Care specialises in the complete treatment of teeth grinding, from identifying causes to treating severe symptoms.
Call us at (03) 9802 0198 and book your appointment with our professional, caring dentists right away!
At Supreme Dental Care, we accept all insurance with HICAPS. We’re a preferred practice for Medibank, HCF and smile.com.
Along with insurance, we accept cash, credit card and government vouchers, such as CDBS, DVA and TAC.
Supreme Dental Care is conveniently located in Glen Waverley and within walking distance from Pinewood Shopping Village. We have on site parking for our patients.