Signs and Symptoms of Bruxism Include:
- Tooth Movement
- Change in Bite
- Grinding or Clenching Teeth
- Tightness in the Jaw
- Headaches Near the Eye or Jaw Area
- Tooth Sensitivity to Heat, Cold, or Sweets
Treatments Sometimes Used in Conjunction with Oral Appliance Therapy
Hawley Bite Plane – This custom removable appliance can be helpful to relieve headaches and reduce the movement of loose teeth as a result of repeated tooth grinding.
Splinting – This temporary solution can help stabilize loose teeth by securing them to neighboring teeth using a Kevlar material called Ribbond to form a splint.
Medication – Anti-inflammatory medications or muscle relaxers may provide some relief for tight jaw muscles.