Treatment of Bruxism
Bruxism is a disorder that usually occurs as a result of involuntary jaw clenching movements.
[This disease not only affects the teeth and jaw structure but can also cause head and neck pain.]
Frequently Asked Questions About Bruxism
What are the Causes of Bruxism?
✓ Psychological tension (stress) resulting from the modern lifestyle.
✓ Structural defects in the jaw (poor closure).
[The characterization of this disorder as an involuntary condition is because it usually occurs during sleep at night.]
What Are the Symptoms of Bruxism?
✓ Development and increase of tooth sensitivity.
✓ Formation of abrasions in the teeth.
✓ Decreased chewing performance of teeth.
✓ Jaw and facial pain.
[Pain in the jaw joint and fatigue in the facial muscles, especially when waking up in the morning, are signs of bruxism.]
How Is Bruxism Treated?
While the treatment of teeth clenching/grinding varies according to the extent and form of the disorder, the priority is to eliminate the tension between the teeth. For this reason, the application of a plate made of transparent acrylic, which has been specially prepared for the treatment of bruxism and is generally known as the “Bruxism Plaque”, is one of the two pillars of the main treatment. It is different from the Night Plaque. The other pillar of the treatment is Botox Application. With Botox, excessive loads on joints and teeth are alleviated, and significant success is achieved even in the most severe cases.
How is the Bruxism Plaque Used?
Bruxism plaque is a transparent plaque that is attached to the teeth to prevent clenching of the teeth during sleep and tension in the jaw. It is different from the Night Plaque. Bruxism plaque is produced by taking the mouth and tooth measurements of the person by the dentist specific to each person. The practice has concluded that the night plaque acts quickly. It starts affecting within a few days after starting treatment.
What are the Benefits of Bruxism Treatment?
✓ Tooth sensitivity is prevented.
✓ Wear on teeth caused by clenching and fractures can be avoided.
✓ Jaw and facial pain are eliminated.
✓ Joint damage is prevented.
✓ Restriction and locking in mouth opening are prevented.
✓ The life comfort increases.
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