Bruxism Treatments

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.

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What Is Bruxism?


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:

  • Earaches
  • Headaches
  • Depression
  • Eating Disorders
  • Anxiety
  • Chronic Stress

Why It’s Important to Seek Treatment for Bruxism

  • Gum recession – Bruxism is a leading cause of gum recession and tooth loss. Grinding can damage the soft tissue directly and lead to loose teeth and deep pockets.
  • Facial pain – Grinding can eventually shorten and blunt the teeth. This can lead to muscle pain in the myofascial region and, in severe cases, incapacitating headaches.
  • Occlusal trauma – The abnormal wear patterns on the occlusal (chewing) surfaces of the teeth can lead to fractures, which, if left untreated, may require restorative treatment.
  • Arthritis – Bruxism can eventually lead to painful arthritis in the temporomandibular (TMJ) joints that allow the jaw to open and close smoothly. This only happens in the most severe cases.

Once bruxing is under control, there are several dental procedures to restore the pleasant aesthetic appearance of your smile. These include:

Treatment Options


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.

NTI-tss Device

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.

Are You Looking for Bruxism Treatments?

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.

Whether you have any questions you’d like to ask us or you’re ready to book an appointment, please don’t hesitate to contact us today!

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