How can I stop my bruxism?
Bruxism causation is multifactorial. It may be due to a combination of physical, psychological and genetic factors.
Severe bruxism may cause the following:
1) Damage to your teeth, restorations, crowns or jaw
2) Tension-type headaches
3) Severe facial or jaw pain
4) Disorders that occur in the temporomandibular joints (TMJs), located just in front of your ears, which may sound like clicking when you open and close your mouth
Here’s some of the treatment options available!
In many cases, treatment isn’t necessary. However, if the problem is severe, your dentist may recommend the following options to prevent more tooth damage and relieve jaw pain or discomfort.
- Splints and mouth guards. These are designed to keep teeth separated to avoid damage from grinding.
- Botox injections. Small doses into the jaw muscles to weaken them and stop the involuntary grinding.
- Muscle relaxants. Your doctor may recommend this to be taken before bedtime, for a short period of time.
- Medication for anxiety or stress*. Antidepressants or anti-anxiety medications to help you deal with stress or emotional issues that may be causing your bruxism.
If you suspect you have this condition do PM us to book a consultation.
Alternatively call us at 6280 8140 (Hougang) or 6908 2608 (Bidadari).