What is bruxism ? Teeth growing / clamping
Bruxism, which manifests itself by grinding or clenching of the teeth, mainly at night (80% of cases), concerns about 10 to 15% of the French population, but is still the subject of many questions, especially in this regard. which concerns its causes and origins.
For the most part, people with Brussels have the same symptoms: accelerated wear and tear of the tooth surface, pain in the cheeks, jaws, temples and in front of the ear, especially when waking up.
- How is bruxism treated ?
We only deal with the consequences of bruxism. The treatment will help prevent wear and pain. It is also possible to limit or prevent the effects of grinding (on natural teeth or on prostheses) by using orthoses (gutters) which protect the dental arches at night and allow the muscles and joints of the jaw to relax. On the other hand, behavioral management of stress may be necessary (relaxation techniques, relaxation therapy, etc.). If the dental destruction is significant (whether it concerns infectious or aesthetic problems), restorations should be considered. These are partly covered by the Health Insurance.
The use of botulinum toxin to release the tensions of the manducator muscles can also be considered in the presence of very severe pain.
In some cases, orthodontic treatment may be offered to optimize the positioning of the teeth.
(source : ufsbd)