Dental Treatments

Bruxism & Teeth Grinding

Bruxism (teeth grinding) is a situation where teeth are clenched.

Most of the time it’s hard to understand the reason of bruxism. It’s cause may be a combinations of the physical, psychological and genetic factors.

Bruxism may happen only at nights, mornings or both of them together.

Bruxism & Teeth Grinding

Morning bruxism can be caused by feelings like anxiety, stress, anger, disappointment or agitation or it may be a habit or a coping strategy during deep concentration moments. Sleep bruxism may be a soporose chewing habbit about stimulations during sleep.

DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT

During your regular dental examinations, your dentist checks you up about bruxism symptoms. If you have any, your dentist examines the findings in your mouth and teeth in the next couple of visits in order to see the process’ progress and determine if you need a treatment or not.
If your dentist suspects bruxism, he tries to figure out the reason of it by asking you questions about your general dental health, your medication, your daily routines and your sleeping habits.