Bruxism and teeth clenching of teeth - stress' companion

Bruxism is the unconscious tightening of masticatory muscles manifested gnashing of teeth or clamping. It may be accompanied by: biting of the lips, mucous membrane of the cheeks or nail biting. As a result of crimping, significant destruction of oral disorders may occur, manifested as aesthetics decreament and impaired function of the teeth. Symptoms of hard tissues are, among others, the longitudinal and transverse cracks enamel, traumatic damage to teeth, loss of fillings, abrasion - shortening the crowns of the teeth, exposing the roots (loss wedge - "neck"), loosening of teeth and even their loss. The periodontal tissues symptoms are gingival recession, bleeding and sore gums.

Bruxism is often unconscious patient, who suffers other symptoms which may be accompanied by crimping and grinding of teeth:

  • headaches
  • neck pain
  • back pain
  • hearing impairment
  • crackles, and pain in the temporomandibular joint
  • pain in the temples and cheeks

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Pain symptoms of bruxism often occur after the night

Patients with suspected bruxism in our clinic are subject to special functional analysis. The survey and dysfunction analysis is conducted by specialist in this field Ewa Fitak MD, PhD - certified expert of the Dawson Academy. During the first visit conducted are oral examination, assessment of the accuracy of occlusion, the exclusion of traumatic nodes and examining the temporomandibular joints.

Another visit or visits visualize the problem in a way clear and understandable for the patient and an individualized treatment plan is presented.

Treatment involves compensation for irregularities and bringing to correct short arc of the upper and lower taking into account the optimal position of the temporomandibular joints. Often, patients have to consult orthodontist and start orthodontic treatment.

After obtaining the optimal contact of opposing teeth it is recommended to use the B- Splint. It is a protection of the teeth in the arch of the top and bottom by a specially designed cap. They provide protection for the teeth during sleep, secure the achieved therapeutic effect, protect against destruction of hard tissue and cause masseter muscle relaxation and other masticatory muscles.

Action splints B-Splint will further improve the quality of sleep and eliminates completely or partially pain associated with parafunctions clamping or grinding.

Bruxism is a psychosomatic disorder. Aspect of dental treatment in the form of occlusion - achieve the best contact upper and lower teeth and its parallell in the form of rails B-Splint is one of the activities that should be undertaken in therapy.

Often the treatment of bruxism is needed cooperation from other specialists:

  • Psychologist (work on relaxation)
    • Psychiatry (optimal drug therapy)
      • Physiotherapist (massage the muscles of the face and neck)
        • Doctor of aesthetic medicine (botox therapy)