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Teeth Grinding Treatment at Artarmon Dentists

Woman waking up with jaw painDo you ever catch yourself clenching your teeth together? The result is soreness or tension in your jaws, headaches and other forms of discomfort. Gritting your teeth or grinding them together is called bruxism. Often, people grind their teeth due to stress. It likely happens when you’re sleeping, which means you can be unaware and there’s nothing you can do to help it.

At Artarmon Dentists, our experienced, gentle team is well-versed in providing the treatment that you need to alleviate the effects of teeth grinding or clenching.

Are You One of Six?

About one out of every six people suffer from bruxism. The majority of people who do so are women. If you leave your bruxism untreated, you can experience problems such as:

  • Broken dental restorations
  • Difficulty eating
  • Muscle tension in the face, shoulders and neck
  • Jaw pain
  • Migraines and headaches
  • Limited range of motion in your jaw
  • Flat, worn or chipped teeth
  • Tinnitus (ringing in the ears)
  • Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder

Finding a Solution for Your Jaw Issues

Bruxism is largely due to the muscle contraction that results from stress and bad habits. Neither is easy to get rid of. You can get started by talking to our dentists. The recommendations we make may combine therapies or treatment including the following:

  • Bite splints or deprogrammers – Your jaw position is adjusted while you rest so that it can’t tense up the muscles.
  • Neuromuscular treatment – This therapy adjusts how your teeth fit together to optimise your comfort and performance.
  • Muscle relaxants – A prescribed medication decreases tension in your face and jaw joint.
  • Physical therapy and massage  – These nonsurgical options can relax parts of your body that are overworked or function abnormally.
  • Sleep apnoea treatment – If bruxism is a sign that you have this sleeping disorder, we can provide the solutions you need.

Getting Started

If you think that you may have problems with your jaw joint, teeth grinding or clenching, the first step is to schedule a consultation with our dentists. We’ll assess the area and make our best recommendations on how to proceed in your particular case. You can feel confident that we’ll give you personalised advice based on your problem and why it may be occurring.

Schedule Your Appointment

You can book your visit with us by phone or email. Contact our friendly team today! We’ll get you scheduled for an assessment and determine if you require TMJ treatment Artarmon.

* Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.


Teeth Grinding Treatment Artarmon, Willoughby, Chatswood, Lane Cove, St Leonards NSW | (02) 9412 4232