Clenching or Grinding your Teeth? Chipped Teeth?
Clenching or grinding, also known as bruxism, can lead to destructive and irreversible damage to your teeth. Very often the excessive wear occurs during deep sleep, when you are unconscious. Less commonly, clenching can occur during the day when experiencing high levels of stress.
Many patients are unaware that grinding and clenching occur until damage to the teeth becomes severe. Symptoms often include: headache, jaw joint or ear pain, aching or sensitive teeth, cracked or chipped tooth enamel and mobile (loose) teeth.
Managing tooth grinding or clenching often involves minimising the damage to the teeth with a protective customised splint (night guard). These splints are specially constructed to reduce the stresses on your teeth and muscles and to reduce the triggers that stimulate the action of grinding. If damage to your teeth has already occurred, reconstructive treatment may be needed to restore your teeth to their original appearance and function.
Approximate Fee Range: $360 – $550 (custom splint/night guard)*
*Fee may be subject to change or may be out of date
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