Bruxism (Grinding or Clenching Of The Teeth)
What is Bruxism?
Bruxism is the term used to describe teeth grinding and/or clenching also is one of the most common known sleep disorders and causes most of its damage during sleeping hours.
What are Bruxism Treatment Methods?
Commonly the first treatment that we reccomend att our clinic is Night Guards or known as a transparent protective plaque plates measured according to the size of the patients mouth that places in the mouth before sleep.
The aim of the night guards is to prevent the symptoms that may occur due to tooth grinding and to increase the comfort of our patient’s during sleeping, while at the same time preserving the health of the teeth and the whole mouth.
Another treatment method that we apply clinically to our patients with bruxism is the botox applications. Botox treatment, which we generally associate with facial plastic surgery operations, is a treatment method we use in individuals with severe bruxism. Essentially, injecting masseter botox into the masseter (cheek) muscles relaxes the main muscle related to bruxism.