Article by Remarkable Smiles
A person who grinds their teeth is said to have Bruxism. Below, we will look at what causes Bruxism and how an orthodontist can help correct it.
What Causes Bruxism?
Your dentist will inquire about your overall dental health, medicines, daily schedule, and sleeping patterns if they have any reason to believe you clench or grind your teeth.
Your dentist may perform the following tests to determine the severity of Bruxism:
Sensitivity in the jaw muscles
Apparent dental anomalies, such as teeth that are damaged or missing
X-rays are frequently used to detect more damage to your teeth, the underlying bone, and the interior of your cheeks.
Dental Treatment Options
Your doctor could offer advice on keeping or improving your teeth if you or your child clenches or grinds their teeth. Even though these techniques might stop or lessen tooth wear, they might not stop Bruxism:
Both mouth guards and splints. These are used to keep teeth apart to prevent damage from clenching and grinding.
dental adjustment Your dentist might need to modify the chewing surfaces of your teeth or use crowns to correct the damage in severe situations where tooth wear has resulted in discomfort or the inability to chew effectively.
Bruxism can be controlled with the assistance of Dr. Mark Rashidi and the Remarkable Smiles team. He is an Orthodontist in Laguna Hills and does treatment in Lake Forest, Mission Viejo, Laguna Niguel, Irvine, and other areas. Dr. Mark has extensive expertise using various types of braces, including ceramic, traditional metal, and Invisalign.