TEETH GRINDING – BRUXISM TREATMENT

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Teeth grinding or bruxism, as officially known, is a chronic habit and can seriously affect your teeth. Grinding of teeth usually causes wearing of the enamel, the joints of the jaw and even the jaw muscles. The treatment of complications associated with teeth grinding may be very expensive. Compared with Western Europe or North America, you will find that Myra Dental Center offers more affordable treatment options for even the most serious cases of bruxism.

Diagnosis of the condition

Those with bruxism teeth disease constantly grind, clench or gnash their teeth. Bruxism occurs in two different situations, when the patient is awake and the patient is asleep. Although the symptoms of sleep bruxism and awake bruxism are similar, the treatment of the two conditions varies. It is considered that sleep disorders affect the sleep bruxism and in the treatment of sleep bruxism, psychiatric treatment may be needed in addition to dental treatment. Tooth grinding causes many problems, mostly damaged teeth. In addition, patients may experience headaches, jaw pain, or jaw-related disorders. Some of the patients with sleep teeth grinding problems may not be aware of this situation and so it is much more important to go to a dentist and get an evaluation. There are dentists who specialize in the treatment of both bruxism at Myra Dental Center. The diagnosis of the condition can be made with a single visit to our clinic. The dentist examines for bad breath examinations such as worn teeth, damage to the teeth, missing or broken teeth, and tenderness in the jaw joints or muscles. Your mouth will be examined by the dentist for the signs of bruxism like worn teeth, damage to the inside of the teeth, missing or broken teeth and tenderness in the jaw joints or muscles. During the dental examinations in our clinic, an x-ray can be obtained free of charge. Once the condition is diagnosed, treatments will be recommended to you by the dentist based on the damage caused by teeth grinding. Patients with sleep-related bruxism will be recommended psychiatric care and an evaluation that the patient will need to obtain elsewhere.

Current Treatment Options for Teeth Grinding

There may be variety options for treatment options for teeth grinding symptoms. Our dentists can only take responsibility to treat physical damage from the condition to the teeth and jaws. After the removal of the dental symptoms, relevant symptoms, such as headaches, usually go away. Some of the common treatment options available for symptoms of bruxism are as follows:

Dental Guards 

This mouth guard that keeps teeth apart is also known as occlusal guards or night guards. It minimizes or completely eliminates the damage caused by teeth grinding or clenching. This mouth guard is made specifically to fit your teeth exactly. The best available branded materials are used to design a mouth guard that fits well in your mouth. Although the mouth protection can be made with both soft and hard materials, the material will be chosen according to your requests.

Both upper and lower jaw teeth are covered with the guard.

Dental Caps or Crowns 

If serious damage to teeth enamel has already occurred due to the teeth grinding, dental caps or crowns may be recommended for damaged teeth. In order to restore the shape and functionality of the damaged natural teeth, a crown or cap is fitted. In this way, more damage caused by grinding can be prevented. First-class materials are used in the manufacture of the dental caps or crowns that we use and they are custom made. The costs of this otherwise expensive orthodontic treatment can be reduced in our lab.

Jaw Surgery 

It is common for patients with excessive tooth grinding to experience significant damage to the jaw joints and the alignment of the teeth. For such patients, corrective jaw surgery is recommended by the dentist. Our clinics have fully qualified dental surgeons who can perform such treatments. There are both local and general anesthesia options for patients who need both. Treatment of bruxism is not limited to dental procedures. The situation can be alleviated completely when the patient stops grinding teeth. Patients with bruxism need to seek psychiatric treatment to stop habit and prevent more symptoms at the same time. If the habit continues, treatment options may not work. Therefore, we strongly recommend that you receive joint treatment for this condition.

The Costs of Bruxism Treatment

Most bruxism treatment options are quite expensive. However, the prices of all kinds of treatment options we offer to our patients at Myra Dental Center are very reasonable for all our patients. Thanks to our location and partner laboratories, we can offer the highest quality products while keeping the costs of the products low. You can send us an inquiry by email or send an online contact form to get exact fees for various treatments. Having a dental grinding diagnosis in advance will help us to proceed the treatment option without delay.

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