General dentistry

Teeth Grinding. Guard your teeth with a custom night guard.

Teeth Grinding and clenching, also known as Bruxism, usually occurs while you are asleep, though some people grind and clench during the daytime as well. Stress, anxiety, sleep disorders, depression and chronic pain are the leading causes of teeth grinding and clenching. If you experience headaches, or sore teeth and jaws when you wake up, you may suffer from Bruxism. Left untreated, teeth grinding can lead to chipped, worn, fractured or broken teeth.

Temporo-mandibular Joint Dysfunction (TMD)

The Temporo-mandibular Joint connects the lower jaw to the skull and is the joint that suffers the most as a result of teeth grinding. In severe cases of teeth grinding, sufferers are diagnosed with TMD which presents with the following symptoms:

  • Jaw pain on waking in the morning or pain that comes on in the evening
  • Clicking jaw joint
  • Stiffness in the jaw
  • Locking of the jaw joint
  • Earache
  • Limited mouth opening
  • Sore teeth when chewing
  • Sensitive teeth
  • Breaking teeth and dental work regularly
  • Tinnitus

About Teeth Grinding at Drouin Dental.

At Drouin Dental, we specialise in a variety of treatments to protect your teeth from the effects of grinding and clenching. Our team of specialists will examine your mouth, try to diagnose the underlying cause, identify and fix any damaged teeth presenting – before recommending a Night Guard or occlusal splint.

Night Guards.

Also known as occlusal splints, bite splints, or sleeping guards – Night Guards are custom designed to fit snugly over your teeth to prevent damage to your teeth while you sleep.

Muscle Relaxants

Muscle Relaxants are a safe and effective way to treat Bruxism and TMD. By injecting Muscle Relaxants into jaw muscles, nerve receptors are numbed for significant pain relief, while leaving enough strength for usual daily activities such as chewing, biting and speaking.

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