BRUXISM

BRUXISM

Bruxism is an abnormal oral function which involves excessive grinding of teeth or clenching of jaws.

Symptoms commonly seen include:

  • Hypersensitive teeth
  • Aching jaw muscles
  • Headaches
  • Tooth wear
  • Damage to dental fillings

Types of bruxism: awake and sleep bruxism

Causes include:

  • Psychological factors e.g. stress
  • Genetic factors
  • Medications
  • Occlusal factors

Treatment includes:

  • Correction of occlusal disturbances
  • Night guards
  • Psychological intervention
  • Medications

Know More: Dental Care Services in Pune

DR. PRAMANIK NAMRATA

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