Grinding Teeth Treatments


Grinding Teeth Treatments

Grinding teeth, a condition known as bruxism, can cause a range of dental and health issues. Smile More Solihull provide a variety of treatments and strategies to address this problem, depending on its severity and underlying causes.

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Treatment Options:

    1. Mouthguards or Splints: A common treatment for bruxism is the use of night guards or splints. These are custom-made or over-the-counter dental appliances that are worn at night to create a barrier between the upper and lower teeth. This helps prevent tooth damage and jaw pain caused by grinding.
    2. Dental Corrections: In some cases, misaligned teeth or an improper bite can lead to bruxism. Orthodontic treatment, such as braces, may be recommended to correct these issues.Repairing or adjusting dental work (e.g., fillings or crowns) that may be contributing to teeth grinding can help alleviate the problem.
    3. Botox Injections: In some cases, botulinum toxin (Botox) injections may be used to temporarily relax the jaw muscles. This treatment is often reserved for severe cases when other treatments have not been effective.
    4. Lifestyle Changes: Reducing caffeine intake and staying well-hydrated can help alleviate bruxism in some cases. Reducing or eliminating alcohol and tobacco use can be beneficial, as these substances can exacerbate bruxism.

    It’s essential to consult with a dentist or healthcare professional if you suspect you are grinding your teeth. They can evaluate your condition, determine its causes, and recommend an appropriate treatment plan. Left untreated, bruxism can lead to tooth damage, jaw pain, headaches, and other complications, so it’s important to address the issue promptly to prevent further problems. The specific treatment approach will depend on the individual’s unique situation and the severity of their bruxism.