Common causes and symptoms of bruxism

Date: 02/06/2018 / Author: Mr Tuấn

Teeth grinding while sleeping is a common condition in both adults and children. Because it does not affect the health and quality of life, so many people thought this is a simple habit, which leads to many dangerous consequences.

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Dr. Vo Van Nhan, Director of Nhan Tam Dental Center, said that bruxism is a phenomenon in which people clench their teeth tightly and emits sound while sleeping, especially at night.

The causes of bruxism can be because of the bite joint between the upper jaw and lower jaw is not aligned. This could be the result of anxiety, stress, agitation or emotional outbursts. In addition, bruxism disease could be caused by the side effects of some neurological drugs such as antidepressants, etc.

Many people do not know that they have the habit of clenching teeth as it usually occurs during sleep. Most patients find out about the disease as the result of bruxism is worn teeth. Because the force generated in the clenching process is much greater than the force generated when chewing, bruxism does not only create unpleasant sound for surrounding people but also erode the teeth of the patients.

Not only that, clenching teeth or tight bite can also cause teeth erosion, reduce teeth durability, tooth fractures, after a sometime this could lead to changes in the bite joint between the jaws. In addition, grinding can generate pain in the temporomandibular joint, fatigue or muscle pain.

Dr. Nhan said, excessive teeth grinding can cause muscles spasm, the patient would be tired and have aching muscles. Due to excessive activity, bite muscles could be hypertrophied on both sides, causing the face to be disproportionate. At the same time, it also affects joints and causes joint structural damage such as temporomandibular joint disorders.

Depending on the degree of joint damage bruxism patients will have different symptoms such as jaw joint pain, crack sound when opening mouth or when chewing, unaligned mouth movement, difficulty when opening mouth.

Some common symptoms of bruxism are eroded teeth surfaces, temporomandibular joints, chewing joint pain, broken teeth or filling. If X-rays are taken, enlarged gum.

Dr. Vo Van Nhan, Consultant on teeth grinding

If you have been clenching teeth for a long time, especially when the teeth are worn then treatment is indispensable. Dentists can adjust the joints and make night guard for the patient. Adjustment of the joints can help reduce clenching. Wearing a night guard at night or in the daytime during stressful work hours will help you stop teeth erosion, reduce fatigue or muscle pain.

With more than 20 years of operation, Nhan Tam Dental Center has always been the leader in dental treatment, recovery and cosmetic services. The center consists of a professional medical team, experienced doctors outfitted with modern dental machinery and equipment. The doctors of Nhan Tam Dental Center are not only skilled but also dedicated and devoted to patients. Therefore, if you are suffering from bruxism or want to dental treatment, teeth whitening, porcelain crown, dental implant, reader, and clients please contact Nhan Tam Dental Clinic at 1900 56 5678 to have an appointment and free consultation.

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