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.