What is Bruxism?
Bruxism (Tooth Clenching and or Grinding) is a terrible condition that affects around 50% of the population, Bruxism is often stress related and it has been reported recently that there has been a 20% increase in patients suffering with bruxism. It is the main cause of tooth wear and breakage, disorders of the jaw (pain and limited movement) headaches and migraines. Both children and adults are affected, but is most common in 25-44 year olds.
What Can be done about Bruxism?
Following an occlusal examination that will assess your bite, your jaw relationships and yor facial musculature and joints Dr Adam will be able to prescribe you with the correct therapy to treat the cause of your bruxism. Upto now the definitive cause of bruxism is still in question, but there are various therapies including splints of different kinds which can make vast improvements in symptoms of bruxism in patients