Making endeavours to provide our Patients with comprehensive solutions to their problems, we focus as well on the aspects which are the causes of discomfort in the functioning of the entire organism, and also, consequently, impact the state of teeth and occlusion. One of such diseases is bruxism.
The symptoms of bruxism are gnashing and subconscious teeth grinding. Our experience tells us that this is a problem encountered by more and more people. Patients who visit us and who gnash or grind their teeth frequently are not aware of this medical problem. The habit in question is difficult to control or to discover on one's own, particularly because the symptoms occur mainly at night while one is sleeping.
Our knowledge and experience acquired during numerous courses dedicated to the treatment of bruxism make it possible for us to diagnose this disease as soon as in the course of a routine check up visit, and also to propose a customised method of treatment.
If not treated, bruxism may lead to serious consequences, therefore, it is recommendable to diagnose it early and accurately, and also to commence treatment. If that is done, it is possible to prevent such problems as: headaches, problems with the backbone, hearing, eyesight, and also complete or partial loss of the own teeth, and a tooth crown, as well as gomphiasis in the jaw, which, in some cases, may lead to their loss.
One of the most frequently used methods is applying so-called relaxation splints, which are translucent tooth onlays, reducing and preventing their gnashing. Each of the onlays is always customised with a particular Patient in mind. For that purpose, we acquire the appropriate dental impression, and the entire splint is slung on the upper teeth, which it protects against friction in contact with the lower ones.
Sometimes, a case requires tooth correction. If Patient's mutual array of the teeth is conducive to gnashing, our experienced dentists correct the cusps with the application of appropriate fillings or prosthetic crowns, to make it possible for jaws to move freely against each other.