Bruxism is one of the most common sleep disorders, with most of the damage occurring during sleep. The twitching and nausea that accompanies bruxism is a sign of impaired swallowing, which in non-sufferers does not work during sleep For sufferers, deep sleep or even slumber gives reflex neural control center in the brain, activating reflex pathways
Our team evaluate each patient for signs of bruxism and determine if treatment is recommended.
Treatment options for bruxism
There is no single treatment for bruxism, though a variety of helpful devices and tools are available. Here are some common ways to treat bruxism:
Unfortunately, once the habit of bruxism is established, it usually can’t be stopped completely. It is important to try to reduce any symptoms and the irreversible damage to teeth and supporting structures as much as possible.
If you have questions or concerns about bruxism, please contact our office.