Tooth grinding is the involuntary clenching and grinding of the teeth. Many people grind their teeth occasionally whilst asleep, however, if this action becomes more regular, problems can occur. The force applied during this involuntary habit is often 10 times greater than that applied whilst chewing, and many people can grind their teeth completely unaware for many years.
This extreme force can lead to the breaking and wearing down of teeth and fillings whist also placing stresses on the temporomandibular joint (TMJ). This prolonged pressure may lead to degeneration of the TMJ, resulting in facial pain, headaches and temporomandibular dysfunction (TMD).
Managing teeth grinding can help prevent long term complications and a variety of options exist to limit the impact tooth grinding may have on your oral health.
The price of treatments may vary depending on the exact method, however taking an active approach to managing your tooth grinding can save on future dentistry costs and improve your quality of life.
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