Results for: Bruxism

In Oral Health and Dental Care

Is there a cure for bruxism?

I haven't heard of a cure, but there are devices that your dentist can make for you to keep the bruxing down . I will let you know that they can run a little high, price wise. (MORE)
In Oral Health and Dental Care

What is bruxism?

Bruxism is the medical term that refers to grinding or clenchingthe teeth. Most people don't even realize they have bruxism becauseit occurs while they sleep.
In Human Behavior

What is nocturnal bruxism?

Nocturnal bruxism is the non-functional clenching, grinding or gnashing of the teeth during sleep, a disorder which significantly effects between 5% and 20% of the general pop (MORE)
In Conditions and Diseases

Can bruxism be prevented?

Increased awareness in patients prone to anxiety, aggression, or anger may prevent the habit of bruxism from developing.
In Conditions and Diseases

How do doctors treat bruxism?

To prevent further damage to the teeth and jaw, bruxism is treated by placing a removable custom-fitted plastic appliance called a night guard between the upper and lower teet (MORE)
In Conditions and Diseases

How is bruxism diagnosed?

Medical and dental histories, examinations, and x rays are usually necessary to differentiate bruxism from other conditions that may cause similar pain
In Uncategorized

How does one diagnose bruxism?

Medical and dental histories and examinations are necessary to differentiate bruxism from other conditions that may cause similar pain
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What are the causes of bruxism?

While bruxism is typically associated with stress, it may also be triggered by abnormal occlusion (the way the upper and lower teeth fit together), or crooked or missing teeth (MORE)
In Symptoms

What are the symptoms of bruxism?

During a dental examination, a dentist may recognize damage resulting from bruxism, including: enamel loss from the chewing surfaces of teeth; flattened tooth surfaces; loosen (MORE)
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What is the prognosis for bruxism?

Bruxism may cause permanent damage to teeth and chronic jaw pain unless properly diagnosed and promptly treated. The behavior may be eliminated if its underlying causes are fo (MORE)