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Some patients may grind their teeth when they are stressed or even asleep. While teeth grinding or bruxism is normal, if it is frequent, it will cause severe damage to your teeth and jaw. This can also lead to temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD). Be alert to any of these symptoms that can indicate you are grinding your teeth:
- Facial pain
- Recurring headaches or headaches that starts just after waking
- Ringing or pain in the ears
- Stiffness and/or discomfort in the jaw
- Irregular sleeping patterns
- Sensitive and worn down teeth
- Broken dental fillings and teeth
If you suffer from any or all of these mentioned signs, it is time to talk to your dentist. We might recommend using night guards and splints or help you manage your teeth clenching habits. If your teeth grinding is caused by stress, we will likely recommend stress management therapy. This is a helpful tool to help you finally correct this painful issue.
Night guards and splints are special dentistry devices that are similar to sports mouth guards, but different in use and purpose. It is common for patients to use sports guards since physical activity makes them vulnerable to all kinds of injuries. However, even patients who are not athletic are not spared from dental trauma. This is why we recommend night guards or splints.
Although you may be able to avoid using dental appliances in the process, custom-made protective dental devices from your London dentist can certainly help. These can prevent the constant and forcible gnashing from damaging your jaw and teeth. They also help in reducing the clenching sounds you make while you sleep.
Our staff and dentists are very eager to help you with your dental needs. Wortley Road Dental has the advanced dental technological system to ensure you achieve that happy smile you deserve. Contact us today to book a consultation.