Dental Bruxism Treatment
TMD related issues such as bruxism (tooth grinding) is becoming an ever increasing issue in the UK.
Temporomandibular disorder (TMD) is a problem affecting the ‘chewing’ muscles and the joints between the lower jaw and the base of the skull. 1 in 7 people suffer with related symptoms such as headaches, jaw ache, clicking, worn down teeth and can have quite a noticeable squarer jaw shape where the muscles are ‘overworked’.
What is dental bruxism?
Bruxism or teeth grinding is a common problem and can happen for a number of reasons.
The signs and symptoms include:
- Facial pain
- Worn-down teeth, which can include tooth sensitivity
- Difficulty in opening your mouth
- Tightness and stiffness in the shoulders
- Pain and stiffness in the jaw joint and surrounding muscles (known as the temporomandibular joint)
- Sleep disruption (both to you and your partner)
Are you experiencing some (or all of) the symptoms listed above?
At DrBK We offer effective Bruxism treatment through a combination of treatments and techniques. The traditional way is to use a specially designed splint which is worn in the mouth every night. This not only protects your teeth but also is designed and custom made to help relieve your symptoms.
However, during your consultation, we will look at not only the teeth and how you bite, but also the muscles around the jaw, neck and shoulders. Through this holistic approach, we are able to not only target the over-worked muscles to relieve your pain, but also correct the long-term issue by determining and correcting any contributing dental issues.
All treatment plans are created to be perfectly suited to the patients desires. Why not book your consultation today and find out what the best treatment options are for you!
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