BRUXISM

Bruxism affecting a large part of the population is a disorder characterized by friction of teeth, jaw grip (which in time lead to abrasion of dental surfaces and permanent dental injuries) and chronic pain of the temporo-mandible joints.

 

In most situations, only during a control you find out that you suffer from bruxism, but also its causes, symptoms, and especially what consequences can have. There are two kinds of bruxism: at night and most widespread, characterized by the automatic friction of teeth and rhythmic contractions of the jaw, and one during the day characterized as a reaction to various impulses.  Signs of bruxism appear initially on the tooth level: the first obvious things are the appearance of cracks in the enamel and changing shape, by blunting lateral teeth and leveling frontal teeth, followed by the appearance of dental sensitivity.

 

Later, pain in the ear area appears due to the problems caused by the temporo-madible joints, headaches and increase in volume of the maseter muscle. As causes of bruxismului, specialists indicate many processes cumulating a range of disorders based on stress and anxiety, frustrations, aggressive, competitive, overactive personality.

 

 

How to treat bruxism?

The treatment consists in placing an aligner for bruxism, which represents a mold of the teeth on one arcade which will function as a spacer to not touch and blunt the occlusal surfaces.

 

If the patient has orthodontic problems, dental crowding or spacing, malpositions etc. or prosthetic problems, will first perform their treatment, taking into account the further correct contacts of the teeth both at rest and in the dynamics of the jaw.

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