Grinding Bruxing Treatment with Dentists in Pickering

Grinding your teeth has the potential to cause an array of oral health issues in your life. However, these can extend beyond the mouth into other areas of the body. Primarily, the risk of grinding one’s teeth is the reduction of the tooth itself, causing structural damage. However, it is possible for the strain to affect the surrounding muscles and even begin causing headaches.


If you or somebody you know is currently experiencing the sensation of muscle pain or headaches due to bruxism (tooth grinding) then there may be a way to reduce both the frequency and intensity of the headaches experienced.


Stabilization splints are designed to assist with headaches related to jaw muscle pain, or for those who want to add an extra layer of protection for their mouth’s surfaces. If fitted properly, a stabilization splint is traditionally smaller than a traditionally bite-guard, and will likely have greater effect than generic versions.


A stabilization splint has the potential to reduce teeth grinding and abnormal muscle contractions that can often occur while you sleep. Additionally, the splint itself is designed to reduce the risk of triggering your gag reflex while you sleep. This means that it is designed to encourage wear and benefits from continued use.


The design of the splint has the potential to reduce the need for larger dental procedures later in life. This is because it can reduce the continued damage done to your teeth through nighttime clenching and grinding.


If you are interested in discussing solutions with your problems related to tooth-grinding, or would like to see if stabilization splints have the potential to help you, talk with our Pickering dentists at Safavi Dental Clinic today. You can contact our office today for more information or request an appointment online. We are located downtown Pickering right by Pickering Town Centre.



Last Updated On 2020-09-23