Teeth Grinding Treatment in Spotswood

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Are you waking up with a sore jaw and headaches? Do your teeth feel worn down? These can all be signs that you’re a teeth grinder! Contact the experts at Melbourne Road Dental Surgery for a check-up and advice.

the Grind

Do you suffer from jaw pain? Are you waking up with a dull headache or a sore jaw? Do you find fillings coming off or even pieces of your own teeth are breaking? Congratulations, you might be a teeth grinder.

Tooth grinding, or Bruxism can and will wear down your teeth over time. Damage from bruxism can range from teeth feeling sensitive to hot and cold, painful, shorter, discoloured teeth to severe damage leading to cracks and fractured teeth.

To prevent further destruction a dental night guard (or bite guard) might be recommended. Worn at night, it’s custom made and fitted to your mouth.

We may also suggest an adjunctive treatment involving the relaxation of the main grinding muscle, the masseter. Muscle relaxants work by blocking the signals from the nerves to the muscles, causing muscles to relax. It can lessen the destructive effects of grinding and cease headaches and pain associated with Bruxism and TMD (Temporo Mandibular Disorders).

We can help relieve your jaw and teeth


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What Causes 

Although teeth grinding can be caused by stress and anxiety, it can also be a side effect of taking certain types of medication like SSRIs. Bruxism can also be caused by an abnormal bite or missing or crooked teeth, as well as a sleep disorder such as sleep apnea.

Because grinding often occurs during sleep, most people are unaware that they grind their teeth. However, a dull, constant headache or sore jaw when you wake up is a telltale symptom of bruxism. Many times, people learn that they grind their teeth by their loved one who hears the grinding at night.

If you suspect you may be grinding your teeth, contact Melbourne Road Dental Surgery today. Our experts can examine your mouth and jaw for signs of bruxism, such as jaw tenderness and excessive wear on your teeth.

We get to the root of the issue


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Guard against further damage

Don’t keep putting it off till after. Contact the experts at Melbourne Road Dental Surgery if you suspect you’re grinding your teeth at night.