How can bruxism be treated?

How can bruxism be treated?

Once the cause or causes of bruxism are determined, your dentist can develop a course of treatment. Treatment methods may include:
  • Relaxation techniques if stress is at the root of the problem
  • Physical therapy
  • Muscle relaxants
  • A plastic tooth guard to wear at night during sleep
Bruxism can cause serious pain and headaches, as well as dangerous wear on the teeth. In severe cases, restorative dentistry techniques such as inlays or porcelain crowns are needed to rebuild teeth damaged by bruxism. Therefore, it is crucial to seek treatment for bruxism early to avoid waking up with headaches or jaw pain.

Testimonials

Excellent work, very professional. I like going to the dentist now. I used to have anxiety about going, not any more. Dr. Alex is a class act that is very hard to find. He using only cutting edge procedures that work. Most other dentists try to use everything, regardless of the reliability of the procedure/method. Dr. Alex is truly concerned what is best for the client and devoted to his patients. Everyone in my family now goes to him. This is truly the first dentist I've trusted with my entire family.-Maxwell C.

Go to top