Grinding Teeth

Are you waking up with sore teeth? You may be grinding your teeth, treatment is available

Tooth grinding generally happens while you sleep

Grinding Appliances for TMJ Treatment in Perth

Tooth grinding generally happens while you sleep

Have you noticed your teeth are worn down? Are you experiencing sensitivity and discomfort in many of your teeth? This may be caused by teeth grinding. Most people grind their teeth while they sleep which means they are unaware they’re doing it at all which can make it difficult to stop the action. You may only be made aware of this condition by your dentist examining the damage.

Noticeable signs that you grind your teeth are:

Jaw pain

Facial and neck pain

Sleep disorder

Sensitivity to hot and cold drinks

Earache

Sore teeth and gums

What Causes A Person To Grind Their Teeth?

At Access Dental Care in Perth, we find most of our patients who grind their teeth do so because of an imperfect bite. An impacted bite is a misalignment of the upper and lower arches. For example, the upper and lower jaw may come together, but the teeth don’t fit comfortably together. This makes biting and chewing more difficult and can cause the wearing down of teeth. Essentially, you’re chewing, but there’s no food—so you end up chewing on your teeth.

We also find that patients clench their jaws. Stress can cause this, and if combined with grinding, causes a lot of problems for your teeth. One of the biggest barriers to treating teeth grinding is the fact that patients don’t realise grinding is the cause of their toothache.

How Access Dental Care Can Help You

If you are concerned that you may be grinding your teeth at night or have begun to notice some of the symptoms the best course of action is to come in for an assessment. The team at Access Dental Care will assess your entire mouth and determine the cause of the grinding. Every patient is different, and every patient will require a different form of treatment.

Orthodontics

Orthodontics

If you have a misaligned bite, you may require orthodontic treatment to correct the alignment. Orthodontics gradually moves teeth into the correct position so that they fit together properly reducing the tendency to grind teeth.

Orthodontics

Splints

Splints

Splints

Other patients may require a nightguard or splint to reduce the impact of grinding and clenching overnight. This will protect teeth while the patient reduces stress levels and other factors in their life that may be contributing to the teeth grinding

Dental Crowns

Dental Crowns

Grinding can damage and weaken teeth as they gradually wear down the surface structure of the teeth. If the damage from grinding is extensive, your teeth may require repair. Crowns strengthen existing natural teeth by adding structure to them. They act as a cap over the damaged tooth which is matched in colour and size to surrounding teeth to remain seamless and natural looking

Dental Crowns

What is the cost of a dental appliance for teeth grinding in Perth?

What is the cost of a dental appliance for teeth grinding in Perth

What is the cost of a dental appliance for teeth grinding in Perth?

You can customise a night guard for bruxism, and their cost can range from $200 to $400. Teeth grinding or bruxism is a common dental problem in Australia that can damage the enamel of your teeth, making them weak and prone to fracture and worse can lead to TMJ Disorder.

Grinding Appliances for TMJ Treatment in Perth

If you find yourself waking up with sore teeth, a sore jaw, and/or an earache, visit the dentist. Grinding your teeth can lead to further oral and overall health issues. Don’t let the condition get out of hand, seek treatment.

Perth CBD

Bull Creek

East Perth

Request An Appointment At One Of Our Three Locations

Perth CBD

Level 7, 140 St Georges Terrace,
Perth, WA 6000, Australia

Bull Creek

64 Bull Creek Dr
Bull Creek WA 6149, Australia

East Perth

Suite 104, 128 Adelaide Terrace, Perth WA 6004,  Australia.