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Bruxism Grinding Appliances

Your NW Calgary Choice for Bruxism treatment!

Sarcee Dental Clinic is pleased to provide Bruxism Grinding Appliances as a treatment option to help protect your teeth from grinding and clenching. If left untreated, teeth grinding and clenching can lead to the premature breakdown of teeth, and result in tooth loss and associated pain and discomfort. Call us today to whether we can help with your oral health.

What is Bruxism?

Bruxism is a condition in which you grind or clench your teeth and/or jaw, either unconsciously while awake, or during sleep. If it occurs on a regular basis, the teeth can become damaged and other oral health problems can arise. Bruxism Grinding Appliances can help!

What are the Causes of Bruxism?

Although the exact cause of bruxism remains unclear, several factors may be involved. If may be caused by:

  • Stress and anxiety
  • An abnormal bite, which means the teeth do not meet properly when the jaw closes.
  • Missing or crooked teeth
  • Sleep apnea
  • Snoring
  • A side effect of certain medications, including some antidepressants and antipsychotics, and amphetamines
  • Neurological conditions such as Huntington’s disease or Parkinson’s disease
Bruxism Treatment | Sarcee Dental | NW Calgary | General and Family Dentist
Bruxism Treatment | Sarcee Dental | NW Calgary | General and Family Dentist

What are the Negative Consequences of Teeth Grinding?

  • Jaw pain and stiffness
  • Sore gums
  • Gum recession
  • Sensitive, loose, or broken teeth
  • Clicking or popping of jaw joints
  • A dull headache
  • Arthritis
  • Myofascial pain

Treatment for Bruxism

Treatment for bruxism will depend on the cause of the bruxism. There is no single cure for it, but options are available to relieve symptoms. The most common treatment is a nightguard.

Nightguards are designed from tooth impressions and custom created to fit over your teeth. While the night guard does not prevent you from grinding your teeth, wearing one can minimize the abrasive action of tooth surfaces during sleep by re-establishing natural space between your upper and lower teeth and providing a barrier of defense. Mouthguards should be worn on a long-term basis to help to stabilize the occlusion as well as help reduce the risk of cracking or chipping a tooth. A night guard is also helpful to minimize strain to your jaw, ultimately helping to prevent damage to teeth and to the temporomandibular joint.

Call Sarcee Dental at (403) 260-6636 to set up a Bruxism consultation appointment today!

Call Sarcee Dental Clinic at (403) 260-6636
to set up a new patient appointment today!

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