Most of us grind or clench occasionally. This is normal. What is not part of the normal chewing action is excessive clenching or grinding, a term we collectively call bruxism. The consequence of this can cause permanent damage to teeth and the jaw joint. It can happen in both adults and children and should be addressed as soon as possible before severe damage is done.
Can be a combination of:
treatment modalities include:
A detailed diagnosis of the problem is crucial in the management of this condition and here at Geelong Family Dental Care, our dentists are well trained to manage and discuss treatment options for your condition. It is a condition if left untreated, can lead to permanent long term damage to your teeth and also your long term well being. So if you suspect you may be suffering from bruxism, give our Grovedale Clinic a call at 03 5241 6792.