- Admin By: Admin
- Posted: 14 Mzo 2019
If you wake up with pain in your facial muscles or headache, you may be experiencing bruxism (clenching and grinding your teeth). Bruxism causes the teeth to hurt or loosen and literally get to pulverize or crumble. In addition to destroying the bone that supports the tooth and cause joint problems, such as temporomandibular joint syndrome.
How do I know if I have bruxism?
For most people, bruxism is an unconscious habit. You may not realize that you do it until someone else tells you that you hear your teeth grinding while you sleep. It can also be discovered in the dental visit because your teeth will be worn or the enamel fractured.
Bruxism can present signs such as facial, head and neck pain. Your dentist can diagnose and determine if the cause of this pain is bruxism.
How is bruxism treated?
The appropriate treatment will depend on knowing what is causing the problem. With precise questions and a dental exam, your dentist will determine the potential cause of the bruxism and according to the dental damage and the cause, you can suggest using a dental guard while you sleep, which is elaborated by your dentist with exact adjustment in your mouth, It is placed on their upper teeth and protects them so that they do not grind against the lower ones. Although guarding is an excellent way to treat bruxism, it does not solve the problem.
You must find a way to relax, since stress seems to be the main cause of bruxism; Anything that effectively reduces stress can help, such as listening to music, reading, walking or taking a bath. You can also apply a damp, warm towel over your face to relieve muscle pain from clenching your teeth. The high points of the teeth can be removed to match the bite. An uneven bite, where the teeth do not fit, can also be corrected with new restorations, crowns or orthodontic treatment. A guard used at night will protect your teeth, but it does not solve the problem