Tooth grinding and clenching, also known as bruxism, may happen during waking hours but are most damaging and frequently occur during sleep. They can lead to many problems and our dentists can look at your bite and habits in order to assess the function of your jaw joints and muscles.
clicking or grating sounds in the jaw joints
facial, ear, eye, neck, shoulder or back pain
pain or tenderness in and around the jaw joints especially upon waking
worn tooth surfaces
broken or chipped teeth
These symptoms need careful evaluation and may be treated by a combination of therapies. Many people will gain much relief by using a bite guard, known as an occlusal splint, for night time wear. Sometimes physio or drug therapy and stress management are also required.
East point Foodfair,
Suite 28 Railway Concourse,
235-283 New South Head Rd.
Edgecliff NSW 2027
(next to Edgecliff train station
(02) 9327 5688
Mon - Fri : 8:30am- 5:00pm