Bruxism Treatment: Everything You Need To Know

Do you grind your teeth in your sleep? If so, you must book an appointment with Peace of Mind Dental Studio in Chandler, AZ, today!

What is Bruxism?

Bruxism refers to the involuntary grinding, clenching, and gnashing of teeth. It occurs both during the waking hours and while sleeping. Have you ever noticed yourself grinding your teeth without a reason? Say, when you are angry or anxious or simply because it has become a habit.
If yes, then it is time to seek treatment because bruxism is harmful to teeth. It puts extra strain on teeth, flattening or chipping them.
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Causes of Bruxism

The causes of bruxism are unclear, and healthcare providers have failed to pinpoint one reason that might cause it. It is often attributed to anxiety, anger, and excitement, but a medical reason is not available as to why some people grind or clench their teeth.

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Symptoms of Bruxism

Usually, symptoms of teeth grinding aren’t always visible. We advise our patients that they ask their partners to monitor their sleeping habits and also bring them in, as the data observed by a third person is more accurate.
The symptoms of bruxism are often noticed when you start experiencing problems. Some of the symptoms are mentioned below.

  • Very loud clenching or grinding of teeth, both during waking hours or sleep.
  • Fractured, loose, or chipped teeth. When you grind your teeth ferociously, they ultimately crack.
  • A tight jaw which often hurts when you open it all the way.
  • Sensitivity in teeth.
  • Worn down teeth enamel.
  • Headache in temples, which isn’t too severe.
  • Sleep disruption
  • Jaw, ear, and neck pain.

So, do you have these symptoms? Visit us at Peace of Mind Dental Studio as soon as possible.

While you're familiarizing yourself with this procedure, make sure you also visit our section on how we treat you during your care with a range of nice-to-have and need-to-have patient comforts.


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Diagnosis of Bruxism

Bruxism is often diagnosed by patients themselves when they realize, or their acquaintances point out the habits. Patients often deny that they don’t grind their teeth, and in such cases, family members and partners can help.

In other cases, your dentist shall discover the signs of bruxism during your half-yearly dental examination. If the condition worsens with every visit, our dentist will suggest you seek treatment.

In many cases, patients believe that bruxism can be treated on its own. They can leave the habit, but it is easier said than done. In most cases, you need professional intervention and guidance to treat bruxism.

The diagnosis usually starts with questions about your habits, sleeping habits, your awareness about your teeth grinding, clenching, and snoring habits, etc., and questions from your partners to learn more about your problem.

Then, there are dental X-rays as well to help diagnose the severity of your condition and the damage bruxism is doing to your jawbone.

You will find the help you need at Peace of Mind Dental Studio.

Treatment for Teeth Grinding

At Peace of Mind Dental Studio, Chandler, AZ, we offer the following treatments for bruxism:

Mouth Guard for Grinding Teeth

Mouthguards are the best option for bruxism. They are made of soft acrylic material, which helps protect your teeth from the strains caused by jaw clenching. They fit on your upper and lower teeth, and when you grind your teeth, the mouth guard bears the damage. 

Dental Correction

When the damage from teeth grinding is severe, you need dental correction. Your molars get flattened and even cracked, which requires dental correction.

After examining your teeth, we recommend reshaping the molars to facilitate easy chewing.

Other Treatments for Bruxism

There are other approaches to treating teeth grinding from the root. These are:

Stress and Anxiety Management

If your jaw clenching is fueled by stress, anxiety, or other personal issues, then it is advised to consult a doctor for stress and anxiety management. Your doctor might also prescribe antidepressants to take care of these problems.

Behavior Change

Bruxism is often also seen in people who use tobacco, alcohol, extreme caffeine, etc. So, try quitting these and making some lifestyle changes.

Jaw Exercises

Engage in jaw and muscle strengthening exercises to support your jaw, which is loosened by grinding your teeth.

Bruxism Treatment at Peace of Mind Dental Studio

Peace of Mind Dental Studio is a renowned dentistry in Chandler, where we aim to offer the best dental treatments to our patients. Our strength is our empathetic attitude towards our patients.

We understand your fear, pain, and skepticism and try to offer you what you need.

Book an appointment today for bruxism and other dental problems.


answering your questions about bruxism…  

Is bruxism a disorder?
No, bruxism is not a disorder. It is a risk factor that contributes to other dental issues. It is considered a risk factor because there is only a possibility that oral complications may arise.
What are the complications of bruxism?
Multiple complications of bruxism start appearing when your body is no longer able to bear the brunt. For example, you may start feeling pain, hypersensitivity in your teeth and jaw, tooth enamel wear, headache, poor sleep, etc.
Can I prevent Bruxism at home?
You can try preventative measures, such as meditation, which will reduce stress and anxiety and contribute to less teeth grinding. Have a good night’s sleep and avoid stimulating substances such as caffeine after 7. Visit our dental studio regularly to get your teeth examined.

Have more questions? Please call us at 480-608-5444 or email us and we’ll be able to talk you through the process.

Tips & advice from Dr. Silverman:


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It is absolutely okay to feel this way, just please let us know and we will make sure to limit our patient comforts that are particularly distracting.  Some patients do not prefer to wear noise canceling headphones or have the ceiling mounted TVs on during treatment or wear. We want you to be comfortable and are here to accommodate to your preferences.

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