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Treatment for Teeth Grinding at Station Square Dental

Alleviating Your Bruxism

Woman waking up with jaw painTeeth clenching and grinding (also known as Bruxism) is a common problem among many patients, particularly during sleep or stressful periods throughout the day. While this condition can cause mild to severe damage to your teeth, you can get help. Here at Station Square Dental, we provide specialised services to help patients manage or overcome these concerns.

Do You Have Bruxism?

While some people may not be aware of their teeth grinding or clenching, there are some tell-tale signs which may indicate you have the condition. These include:

  • Morning headaches
  • A clicking jaw
  • Pain in the jaw muscles or temples
  • Worn tooth enamel
  • A disrupted sleep
  • Tooth sensitivity or pain
  • A misaligned jaw
  • Pain or tenderness in the face or neck
  • Teeth which have become flattened, fractured, chipped or loose

Without prompt treatment, Bruxism can lead to permanent damage to your teeth, requiring more complex restorative work. Additionally, a misaligned jaw may go on to cause TMD (Temporomandibular Joint Disorders), resulting in an ache in the joint of your jaw, on one side or both. Additionally, you may notice a popping or clicking sound as the joint becomes displaced from its socket. This disorder can last anywhere from a few days or weeks to much longer periods of time, and in these extreme cases surgery may be required.

How Can We Treat Your Teeth Clenching and Grinding?

There are a number of ways that our oral health care professionals can assist with and alleviate your Bruxism. These include:

  • Equilibration (a procedure where we even out the surface of your teeth)
  • Restorative dental work such as crowns or veneers
  • Orthodontics
  • Custom-fitting bite guards, including small Sleep Clench Inhibitors, which slot over the front teeth, to larger mouth guards that allow the jaw to move freely by levelling and softening the surface between your teeth.

Don’t Suffer Needlessly

At Station Square Dental we have many solutions to ease your discomfort, with each one specifically tailored to your individual needs. Call us today to schedule an appointment with our professional team!

CONTACT US


Teeth Grinding Treatment Oakleigh, Oakleigh East, Murrumbeena, Huntingdale, Hughesdale, Springvale VIC | (03) 9568 8911