Do you know if you require an Occlusal Splint?
Do your teeth suffer from Bruxism or better known as Grinding?
Bruxism is a condition that many people suffer from, it happens when you clench your jaw muscles and grind your teeth together during your sleep. Bruxism is an involuntary habit. You may not even know that you are grinding your teeth at night but you may find out from your family or partner.
How does Bruxism or Grinding affect your teeth?
Grinding causes both the upper and lower teeth to wear against each other this leads to gradual shortening and chipping of the biting surfaces and edges of your teeth. Grinding can not only lead to aesthetic issues, but also problems such as sensitivity, higher risk of decay, headaches,neck and shoulder problems, ringing noise heard in the ears, sleep disturbance, strain and injury to the TMJ joint.
How can we help?
Depending on your case, we can restore your teeth back to their original shape and appearance. We can also supply you with an Occlusal Splint or Night Guard. Our occlusal splints are a hard acrylic guard that our dentists specifically fit to your upper jaw. The occlusal splint covers the biting surface of your teeth. As your teeth are covered by the splint, it very effectively protects your teeth from the destructive forces of Bruxism or Grinding. The splint does not stop you from grinding but it does supply you with the ability to guide your jaw into a neutral position (relieving pressure on the jaw joint).
Want to find out more?
Do you require this treatment? Are you unsure if you require this treatment? Be sure to contact us and BOOK IN for your routine check up. Our Dentists will be able to let you know if you may require a Night Guard. Give us a call on 02 8824 4800 and we can organise your appointment today!