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Many Can Treat Their Bruxism with a Mouth Guard
Posted on 8/23/2018 by Clackamas Oral Surgery Office
Bruxism is the involuntary clenching or grinding of the teeth, usually during sleep. This condition is classified as a sleep disorder, but it also happens while a person is awake. Some of the most common reasons for bruxism are anxiety and stress. The results from bruxism can affect a person's ability to function normally during the day due to lack of sleep. Many people experience jaw pain, headaches, and damaged teeth. For others, the grinding can be so loud, that it disrupts their own and their partner's sleep. Symptoms of Bruxism The symptoms of bruxism can be uncomfortable and painful, but there may be a very simple and relatively inexpensive solution to take care of the problem. If stress and anxiety are causing you to grind or clench your teeth at night or during the day, using a mouth guard like the ones athletes wear for protection, can help you relax your jaw and save your teeth and gums. Many people are not even aware they suffer from bruxism, but we can spot it on your check-up appointment. Here are some things to look for: How a Mouth Guard Can Help Treat Bruxism Most people can treat their bruxism with a relatively inexpensive appliance. A mouth guard can usually solve the grinding and clenching of teeth by relaxing the jaw. This contraption is similar to that worn by athletes to protect their mouth while playing contact sports. You can purchase the mouth guard at your local pharmacy or we can make a custom-made one here at the office. We will discuss which is the best option for you. It is important to keep your regular dental appointments, so we can spot any issues going on with your oral health. A dental examination will reveal signs that bruxism is something we need to treat....
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All Posts:

Many Can Treat Their Bruxism with a Mouth Guard
8/23/2018
Are There Surgical Options for Jaw Pain?
8/13/2018
Does Your Jaw Hurt Following a Car Crash?
7/20/2018
Why You Need to Come In When You Have a Toothache and a Fever
6/23/2018
Unusual Causes of Jaw Pain
6/13/2018
What to Do in the First 24 Hours After an Extraction to Care for Your Mouth
5/23/2018
Bone Grafts and Dental Implants
5/13/2018
What to Do if You Find an Oral Cyst
4/23/2018
Types of Facial Infections an Oral Surgeon Can Help With
4/13/2018
Types of Injuries You Should See an Oral Surgeon For
3/23/2018
Things to Know Prior to the Removal of an Impacted Tooth
3/13/2018
Symptoms of a Broken Jaw
2/23/2018
How to Best Control Post Oral Surgery Bleeding
2/13/2018
Foods to Avoid When Your Jaw Hurts
1/25/2018
How Dental Implants Stop Jaw Resorption
1/15/2018
What to Avoid Right After Getting a Bone Graft
12/23/2017
What is Safe to Do Following Any Type of Oral Surgery?
12/13/2017
Signs Your Pain Stems from a TMD
11/27/2017
Salt Water Boosts Recovery Following Oral Surgery
11/17/2017
When to Extract an Impacted Tooth
10/25/2017
When an Abscess Should Have Surgery
10/15/2017
Surviving the First Day Following an Oral Graft
9/27/2017
Signs of Oral Cancer You May Notice at Home
9/17/2017
What Options Do You Have for a Cross Bite?
8/25/2017
How Long Should It Take for Teeth in a Day to Heal?
8/15/2017
Why Your Jaw May Hurt Even Days Following an Auto Accident
7/30/2017
Reasons You May Need Dental Surgery
7/23/2017
What Your Oral Surgeon Can Do When You Have Sinus Pain
6/30/2017
Preparing for Oral Surgery - What to Have On Hand
6/20/2017
Is Gum Safe to Chew When You Have TMJ?
5/30/2017
Boosting Your Own Health Following a Bone Graft
5/20/2017
Why Your Oral Surgeon Should Check Your Mouth After an Auto Accident
4/27/2017
What Options Do You Have to Treat TMJ Pain at Home?
4/17/2017
Why an Extraction is So Traumatic to Your Gums and Surrounding Teeth
3/30/2017
Foods That Can Cause Issues with Healing After an Oral Procedure
3/20/2017


Brett Sullivan, DMD, MD
Board Certified Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon

Clackamas Implant & Oral Surgery Center
9895 SE Sunnyside Rd, Suite P
Clackamas, OR 97015

Ph: 503-662-8744
Fax: 503-652-8992
Email: reception@clackamasoralsurgery.com
Clackamas Implant & Oral Surgery Center - Brett Sullivan, DMD, MD | www.clackamasoralsurgery.com | 503-662-8744
9895 SE Sunnyside Rd, Suite P, Clackamas, OR 97015