What treatment is best for bruxism?
Dr. Tripthi Shetty is a dentist at Modern Dental Studio in East Brunswick, New Jersey, who provide a wide selection of services to patients in the community. This includes diagnosing and treating conditions such as bruxism, which can negatively impact one’s dental health and wellness. Knowing what bruxism is and how to spot the signs is the first step in taking action.
What is bruxism?
The condition of bruxism, or teeth grinding, is a common behavior that occurs in both adults and children. It involves clenching your jaw, grinding your teeth, and bearing down on them at night. If left untreated, bruxism can cause a lot of damage to your teeth, mouth, and jaw joints. However, effective treatments are available for those suffering from this condition. This includes the use of a mouthguard.
There are two types of bruxism: primary and secondary bruxism. Primary bruxism occurs without any underlying medical conditions or problems. It happens naturally as part of one’s personality and disposition. Secondary bruxism is usually associated with other sleep disorders, such as obstructive sleep apnea.
What can be done about teeth grinding in my sleep?
Patients of East Brunswick, New Jersey, are encouraged to talk to their dentist if they suspect they are dealing with conditions such as bruxism. For many of our patients, we recommend a night appliance for teeth grinding and clenching as a physical solution to bruxism. A nighttime appliance is a way of reducing and cushioning the tension experienced during clenching and grinding, as well as protecting the teeth from damage. The appliance is customized for each patient by our dental team to ensure proper fit and function.
How do I find out more about a bruxism mouthguard?
If you clench and grind your teeth and are interested in a solution, it may be time to speak to Dr. Tripthi Shetty of Modern Dental Studio.
Call (732) 432-0123 to request a consultation visit with our dentists and find out more about this and other coexisting conditions that may be impacting your oral health.