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Prestwich Dental Clinic

Tooth Grinding Solutions

Find out more about our tooth grinding treatments.

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Do You Grind Your Teeth?

Oh, what a stressful world we live in! Tooth grinding is on the increase and we now have different options for treating it.

Call our caring team on 0161 773 7080 today.

Jaw Splints

There is a soft bite splint, used to prevent further tooth wear in cases where there is no associated jaw pain or headaches. There is hard bite splint, or ‘sleep clench inhibitor’ which puts the jaw into the position with the front teeth together, making it impossible to grind. This helps the Temporomandibular Joint relax as well as the ligaments around the joint. This can provide great relief for jaw sufferers.

Occlusal Splint

When teeth are ground from side to side, particularly during sleep, this can wear down the front teeth and the molar cusps can be chipped and damaged.

Clenching also tenses the jaw muscles and creates impact within the skull. This may cause pain and headaches. An Occlusal Splint can be used to protect the teeth and prevent contact.

How it works

Grinding the teeth can cause wear. The canines and the front incisors can wear first. The enamel can be lost exposing the soft dentine underneath.

Many people grind and clench their teeth while asleep. This not only causes damage to the teeth but also results in lasting pain, sometimes in the form of headaches, sinus pain, jaw ache or neck and back pain.

The grinding motion leads to abfraction, chipped teeth and lost canine height and guidance, as well as damage to the tongue which may be chewed during the night. Teeth can also fracture as a result of grinding, which then requires expensive treatment.

If you are suffering from jaw pain you have come to the right place. We offer a free consultation for jaw pain.

Dental Maintenance Plans

We offer a comprehensive membership plan which provides many benefits as well as 20% off treatment* and starts from as little as £9.99/month adults/£5.99/month children – please ask at reception or call us at 0161 773 7080

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