BRUXISM/TMD (TEMPOROMANDIBULAR DISORDER)
Ever wonder why you wake up in the morning feeling tightness or tension in the jaw joints and muscles or why your pristine teeth chip and break? It may be you suffer from Bruxism, more commonly known as grinding or clenching of the teeth.
Often bruxism is nocturnal, ie it occurs during sleep, so many of us may not even be aware we are doing it! It can lead to tender and sensitive teeth, noises and/or pain in the jaw joint, heavy wear on the teeth, shortening of teeth and breaking of otherwise healthy teeth.
Like many habits, bruxism is a habit that’s hard to break! But we can certainly help in relieving and minimising the damage it causes. This is done through a device called an Occlusal Splint. Our dentists would be happy to guide you through the process of making one, custom for you.