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Frequently Asked Questions
About Bruxism Treatment
undergoing bruxism treatment in Maryborough can be overwhelming. So, we’ve listed some
common questions to help you understand our service and relevant information about bruxism.
Some contributing causes of bruxism are drinking alcohol, smoking, using recreational drugs, and consuming caffeine. These can increase muscle activity that may promote unconscious teeth grinding. Also, sleep disorders, medical conditions, and emotional distress can trigger bruxism.
Your dentist at Mary River Dental may recommend wearing a custom-made mouthguard to provide a cushion between the upper and lower teeth. It is designed to act as a physical barrier, reduce the impact, and prevent damage caused by clenching. In cases of teeth fractures, the dentist can provide dental restorations such as fillings and crowns to reshape the chewing surfaces of damaged teeth and restore their function.
You may be more susceptible to tooth wear, developing jaw disorders, frequent headaches, and other potential complications to your teeth from prolonged grinding of teeth. Such problems can cause severe dental pain. This may vary depending on the severity of your bruxism. But the longer bruxism is left unaddressed, the more impact it can have on your teeth and may require more expensive treatments.
In some cases, teeth grinding among children may subside as they grow older. However, bruxism in adults is unlikely to go away on its own without adequate treatment. For some, neglecting this dental issue may lead to oral health problems.
Bruxism can wear down the surface enamel, making your teeth more susceptible to tooth decay, sensitivity, and chipping. Excessive wear can expose your teeth, which may heighten your risk of infection. Also, teeth grinding may trigger the development of TMJ (temporomandibular joint) disorders. All of these can compromise your dental health.
However, not everyone with bruxism may experience such serious consequences. The severity of the grinding can determine the extent of harm to your dental health. We can assess your bruxism during a consultation with the dentist in our dental clinic. This way, you’ll understand the condition better and get proper treatment.