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Preventing Headaches in Wembley Downs, Sorrento and Doubleview

Chronic clenching and grinding (bruxism) of your teeth can cause significant harm to your smile. At Dental Link, our Wembley Downs, Sorrento and Doubleview dentists work with you to correct or prevent the habit before more damage can be done.

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Side Effects of Bruxism

If you wear your teeth together incessantly, it can lead to complications such as:

  • Migraine headaches
  • Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Disorder
  • Fractured, worn enamel
  • Broken fillings, crowns or veneers
  • Gum recession

You may not start to realise that there’s a problem until your teeth appear to be flattened or you suffer from chronic headaches. Other symptoms might include clicking of your jaw when you open and close.

Treatments for Clenching

Most people tend to grind their teeth when they sleep. The pain and muscle tension radiates through the joint and muscles into the jaws, face, neck and shoulders. To prevent damage, we often recommend wearing a removable acrylic splint.

The protective splint is designed to fit snuggly over your teeth without falling off when you sleep. It relaxes the muscles as it slightly separates the jaws when being worn, preventing the muscles from fully engaging. Wearing it helps to break destructive habits that strain the TMJ and teeth.

Screening for Bruxism

Depending on your needs, the bite splint may need to be worn for only a few months or permanently at night. If you suspect that you may be clenching your teeth subconsciously, contact Dental Link to schedule a consultation at one of our three conveniently located practices. Prevent future tooth wear before it starts!
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