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Teeth Grinding in Southport

Woman with painful jawAt Dental On Falconer, our team provides a broad variety of services to suit the needs of all ages. Adults and children alike can suffer from grinding or clenching their teeth, which most often occurs at night or during periods of concentration. It can lead to painful side effects and compromise your oral health if left untreated.

The Signs of Teeth Grinding or Clenching

Some people may not be aware that they’re clenching or grinding their teeth. The symptoms that you may notice include

  • Broken crowns or fillings
  • Clicking and popping in the jaw
  • Frequent headaches
  • Jaw pain
  • Teeth that are broken, worn down or flattened

An Unclear Cause

There isn’t much agreement on what causes teeth clenching and grinding. It seems to have a relation to stress and anxiety. Many believe that it is due to having a misaligned bite, which your body is then trying to correct during the night while you sleep. Those who have sleep disorders, such as sleep apnoea, may also suffer from clenching and grinding.

The Options for Treatment

While you can’t remove every source of stress from your life, there are options to treat these problems. An oral splint appliance worn at night can prevent further damage to your teeth. Medications can be used to relax the muscles that cause the grinding and clenching. Relaxation techniques or cognitive behavioural therapy can also be effective treatment options.

Get the Help You Need

Many people mistakenly think that TMJ problems and the troublesome symptoms that accompany it, such as battling a headache every day, are normal. You don’t have to try to keep ignoring the pain. There may be help for you with teeth grinding Southport at our practice. Contact our friendly team today to learn more or book your first consultation with us!

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