For many people this habit takes place at night and can increase during stressful periods. Long term this can lead to broken fillings and crowns, pain, tooth wear, limited movement of the jaw joint, migraines and headaches. Tooth wear can then lead to sensitivity and an unsightly appearance.
Personal Mouth Guards
Simple bite-guards can be made from taking a mould of your teeth. The mould is sent to our local dental laboratory who make you a guard to wear at night-time. This involves two visits a week apart one for the mould and one to fit the bite-guard. The bite-guard will prevent further tooth wear.
Sleep Clench Inhibitor
For the people who also suffer from added symptoms of clenching and grinding, including headache, migraines, jaw and facial pain, neck pain, these symptom can be resolved with a different type of splint called a Sleep Clench Inhibitor. This simple devise worn over only your front teeth can be made in our surgery in one quick 15 minute visit. Many users of this devise report great success with immediate reduction of symptoms.
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To discuss how Far Headingley Dental Care can provide you with Clenching & Teeth Grinding, please complete the enquiry form on this page or call our practice on 0113 275 1323 during normal office hours.
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