Bruxism is one of the most common sleep disorders. Patients suffering from it might notice themselves grinding their teeth or clenching their jaw. Our office provides multiple forms of treatment designed to help you sleep peacefully.
Chewing is a neuromuscular activity. This means it’s a subconscious process, even though it’s often more highly controlled by the brain.
During sleep, the subconscious process may become active, while the higher control is inactive (asleep). This subconscious chewing is called bruxism.
Bruxism is an oral parafunctional activity that most people experience at some point in their lives. While it's most commonly a problem during the night, it can also occur during the day.
The most common symptoms are:
Once bruxing is under control, there are several dental procedures to restore the pleasant aesthetic appearance of your smile. These include:
An acrylic mouthguard can be designed from teeth impressions to minimize abrasive grinding action during normal sleep. Mouthguards must be worn on a long-term basis to help prevent tooth damage.
This device only covers the front teeth and must be fitted at our office. The idea behind the NTI-tss is to prevent rear molar grinding by limiting the contraction of the temporalis muscle in the jaw.
If so, you’ve come to the right place. Ferber Dental Group is a leader in digital dentistry. This means we proudly stay on the cutting edge of the field, helping patients get the expert care they need.
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