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Bruxism is a problem in which you unconsciously grind or clench your teeth.

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Signs and symptoms can include:

  • Chipped or cracked teeth
  • Sensitive teeth
  • Wearing away of tooth enamel
  • Facial pain
  • Sensitive teeth
  • Tense facial and jaw muscles
  • Headaches
  • Pain in the jaw joint area
clenching and grinding

The type of therapy used for clenching and grinding include the following:

Mouthguard – A custom laboratory mouthguard is fabricated and is made to fit the upper or lower arch. The mouthguard is made to be worn at night. The custom mouthguard may help prevent future damage to the teeth.

NTI device – A NTI device is used for patients who clench. The device is  a plastic appliance which fits over the upper or lower front teeth and is worn at night. This device is made in the dental office.

Splint – A splint is a custom made mouthguard that is used for therapy of TMJ disorder. The splint is adjusted to help alleviate symptoms of TMJ disorder.