Did you wake up with a sore jaw this morning or perhaps a headache? Facial pain, aching jaws and sore teeth and gums can all be a sign of bruxism, a condition caused by subconsciously clenching and grinding your teeth during sleep. If you even suspect this might be happening to you, we strongly suggest you come and see us for a diagnosis. This condition can be extremely destructive and in the worst case can cause tooth loss. It may also affect your jaw joints called temporomandibular joints, causing a condition called TMD. You may have TMD if you find your lower jaw makes a popping or clicking sound or is painful to move.
Treatment Could Be Easy
Often we can treat bruxism by supplying you with a custom-made night guard or splint. This is a comfortable, easy to wear an appliance that will fit over your teeth, preventing them from coming into contact so you cannot clench or grind.
For more information, don't hesitate to give us a call on (07) 5442 2136. We are located at 31 Blackall Street, Woombye QLD 4559.