Bruxism is the habit of clenching teeth during the day and / or night at times that are not during the chewing of food.
The habit of bruxism may be related to work stress, personal stress, acquired habit, missing teeth, medications or joint problems. The most common treatment is to change habits and combine it with a device to use at night.
In many cases the treatment of bruxism interacts with the specialty of prosthesis and orthodontics to return the teeth to their original size.
Joint pain or TMD are discomfort in the jaw joint.
They can be caused by various reasons causing pain, noises when opening or closing the mouth, not allowing to open or close PROPERLY.
Grinding or clenching of teeth (bruxism) is related to migraine (headache).
Bruxism generates excessive forces on the teeth and also the temporomandibular joint and this can cause irreversible damage. As a result of bruxism, you can suffer joint pain as well as noise (“click or pop”) when you open and close your mouth.
The difficulty to open or close the mouth, especially when waking up in the morning also has a relationship with bruxism, since it causes the chewing muscles to overload.
It is not difficult to sleep with a device in the mouth since the thickness is minimal to facilitate the patient’s adaptation to sleep with him.