Your dentist will advice treatment based on what is causing your problem. Your dentist will take a complete medical and dental history, and do clinical examination to determine the cause of your bruxism. Depending on the extent of tooth damage and the underlying cause, your dentist may suggest:
- Appliances: An appliance such as biteplate that has to be worn while sleeping. It is custom-made to fit your teeth. It helps to reduce the harmful effects of clenching and grinding of teeth. A biteplate is a good way to manage bruxism, however it is not a cure.
- Relaxation techniques: Stress is considered to be a major cause of bruxism. Measures that reduce stress can help to control bruxism. Consider measures such as listening to music, reading a book, taking a walk or yoga. If self measures do not help, seek counseling to learn how to deal with stressful situations.
- Correction of bite: Biteplate for your teeth can help to improve your upper and lower jaw alignment if the bite is out of alignment. A misaligned bite, can be corrected with new fillings, crowns or orthodontics as well.
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