Treatments and Possible Cures for Bruxism in Madison
The key to preventing bruxism is treatment when the first signs appear. Prepare for your dental appointment by listing symptoms and possible causes, and gathering relevant medical records. You may have a few questions to ask about where to go from here as well.
Questions to Consider:
- What kinds of tests do you recommend?
- Is my bruxism temporary or long-term?
- What treatment do you recommend?
- How should I manage my bruxism with my other health conditions?
- Should I follow any restrictions?
- Is there a brochure or other informational material I can have?
The treatment you receive will depend on the cause and type of bruxism you have. If you grind due to misaligned teeth, Invisalign clear braces may correct the problem. If you have sleep bruxism, you may need a night mouth guard. You may be recommended other forms of treatment like medication to relax your jaw muscles.
More Bruxism Treatment Tactics
If diagnosed at an early stage, our dentists will recommend a fitted occlusal guard for you to wear at night to relax the jaw muscles and prevent teeth from wearing down. High-performance mouthguards will help reduce grinding during the day. When significant wear occurs, we may recommend building your teeth back to their original size for proper functioning.
Health Issues Related to Bruxism
While our treatment options will protect your teeth and jaw, bruxism can be a side effect of other health conditions. After receiving a bruxism diagnosis, check with your primary care physician to see if you have any related disorders. Sleep apnea can lead to night bruxism while ADHD can cause awake bruxism.
Teeth grinding can cause damage to dental crowns and veneers. Getting treated early will prevent many of these issues. If your teeth are damaged from grinding, our restorative dentists will go over potential options to restore their appearance.
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