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Bruxism/Grinding

What’s that pain you’ve been having in your jaw, your ear, your face, your head? It very likely might be Bruxism, grinding your teeth often in your sleep when you are not aware of it. At Ottawa Downtown Dentist we can address this problem and resolve the discomfort and pain it causes you.
Why Choose Dr. Wakter?
Alex Wakter, DDS Ottawa, ON

  • 30+ Years of Experience
  • Graduated Cum Laude from the Faculty of Dentistry at the McGill University
  • Offers:• Guided Implant Surgery utilizing 3D Technology

    • Cosmetic Dentistry

    • Full Mouth Restorations

  • Performing Invisalign Treatment for 10 Years
At Ottawa Downtown Dentist we are trained in treating bruxism.

What is Bruxism?

teeth-grindingBruxism is the act of consciously or unconsciously clenching or grinding your teeth either during the day or while you sleep. Bruxism is considered both a medical and a dental problem. This is because it affects both the teeth and all of the structure near it, including the head.

Effects of Bruxism

Teeth grinding, although it is not a major health issue, can bring about problems like mouth, jaw, and face problems, broken dentures, missing teeth, and many others. It is very important for adults to consult a dentist so that their teeth grinding habit is addressed before any further problems develop.

People grind their teeth for a variety of reasons. Doctors believe that it is because of stress. Dentists say that it happens because one’s teeth are not properly aligned with each other. Whatever the cause treatment should not be delayed.

Indications of Bruxism

  • Intense clenching of teeth enough to wake up somebody.
  • Flattened, worn down, and chipped teeth.
  • Worn teeth enamels.
  • Sensitive teeth (extensive pain in their gums when their teeth are subjected to something very cold or very hot.)
  • Pain and tightness in the jaws and its muscles.
  • Instances of earaches (when the jaws move constantly and involuntarily the muscle that connects to the ear suffers as well).
  • Headaches.
  • Facial pains.
  • Damaged cheek tissue.

Treatment for Bruxism

Treatment for Grinding in Ottawa ONYou will be fitted by our dentist with custom Mouth Guards to prevent you from grinding and clenching your teeth. Night mouth guards are bite pads that are worn at night as you sleep. These guards are made of high-grade plastic and should fit the teeth or mouth perfectly. This device keeps the upper teeth from grinding with the lower teeth, offering an instant solution to teeth clenching problems.

Call us today to schedule an appointment if you are experiencing problems with teeth grinding.

Don’t hesitate to contact us to discuss any aspect of your dental health – we don’t charge for giving advice!

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