Bruxism Treatment at Berwick Dental Clinic
What is Bruxism?
Bruxism, often referred to as teeth grinding, is a common condition characterised by the unconscious grinding, clenching, or gnashing of teeth, typically during sleep. Left untreated, bruxism can lead to a variety of oral health problems including tooth damage, jaw disorders, headaches, and more.
Recognising Bruxism: Signs and Symptoms
Bruxism, or teeth grinding, is a condition that often occurs unconsciously, making it somewhat challenging to identify. However, there are several common signs and symptoms associated with bruxism that can help in its detection.
Regular headaches or migraines:
These are often most severe upon waking due to the pressure exerted on the jaw and teeth during sleep. Similarly, persistent jaw discomfort or pain, particularly in the morning, can also indicate bruxism.
Increased tooth sensitivity:
As bruxism involves the grinding of teeth, the enamel can wear down over time, exposing the dentin and resulting in heightened sensitivity to hot, cold, or sweet foods and drinks.
Damage to the inside of the cheek:
Individuals with bruxism often find that they bite their cheeks while grinding their teeth, leading to sores or damage.
The act of grinding one’s teeth can cause significant disturbances to one’s sleep, leading to daytime fatigue and other related issues.
Worn-down, loose, or broken teeth:
Regular and persistent grinding can lead to noticeable changes in the teeth, including flattening, fractures, or looseness.
Early diagnosis and treatment of bruxism can help prevent further oral health complications and improve overall quality of life.
Causes of Bruxism
Several factors can contribute to bruxism, such as:
- Stress and anxiety
- Misaligned teeth or abnormal bite
- Certain medications
- Consumption of caffeinated or alcoholic beverages
- Sleep disorders, including sleep apnoea
Bruxism Treatments at Berwick Dental Clinic
At Berwick Dental Clinic, we offer a wide range of treatments for bruxism, tailored to each individual’s needs:
Mouth Guards and Splints:
Custom-made devices that fit over your teeth to prevent further damage from grinding.
In some cases, muscle relaxants or Botox injections may be recommended.
Techniques such as stress management, physiotherapy, and biofeedback to help control teeth grinding.
For severe cases, dental procedures like reshaping the chewing surfaces of your teeth or applying crowns may be required.
Berwick Dental Clinic is proud to be one of the few clinics that offer sleep dentistry, including General Anaesthetic and IV sedation, ensuring a comfortable and stress-free experience for our patients.
Benefits of Treating Bruxism
- Protection against further oral health complications
- Relief from jaw discomfort and headaches
- Improved sleep quality
- Prevention of further tooth damage
- Enhanced overall oral health
Understanding the Cost of Bruxism Treatment
At Berwick Dental Clinic, we understand that the cost of dental treatments can often be a concern for patients. As such, we strive to provide transparent pricing and flexible payment options for our bruxism treatments. Here’s what you need to know:
Factors Affecting the Cost
The cost of bruxism treatment is not one-size-fits-all. Several factors can influence the overall price, including:
Severity of the Condition:
The more severe your bruxism, the more complex the treatment may be, which could increase the cost.
Type of Treatment:
Different treatment options come with varying prices. Whether it’s a custom-made mouth guard, medication, behavioural therapies, or dental corrections, each has its own associated cost.
During your consultation, our team will assess your condition and discuss the most appropriate treatment options with you. We’ll then provide a detailed quote to ensure there are no surprise costs.
Flexible Payment Options
To ease the financial burden, we offer a range of payment options for our patients. This allows you to receive the necessary treatment without stressing over immediate payment. Our payment options include:
Pay for your treatment in four interest-free instalments.
Another buy now, pay later option, allowing you to spread the cost of your treatment over time.
Get your treatment now and pay later in weekly, fortnightly or monthly instalments.
Offers a larger line of credit, so you can get your treatment now and pay over time in slices that suit you.
In-House Direct Debit Payments for Orthodontic Treatment:
We offer an in-house payment plan for orthodontic treatments, allowing you to pay off your treatment in manageable instalments.
In certain cases, you may be able to access your superannuation early to cover the cost of your treatment.
Our team is happy to walk you through these options and help you choose the one that best fits your financial situation. At Berwick Dental Clinic, our goal is to make bruxism treatment as accessible and stress-free as possible.
Serving a Wide Range of Locations
We proudly serve patients across a variety of locations, including Berwick, Beaconsfield, Harkaway, Narre Warren South, Hallam, Officer, Lynbrook, Narre Warren East, Lyndhurst, Pakenham, Clyde, Cranbourne, Cranbourne North, Cranbourne West, and Warragul.
Contact Us Today for Effective Bruxism Treatment
If you’re experiencing any symptoms of bruxism, don’t hesitate to reach out to us at Berwick Dental Clinic. Our experienced team is here to provide effective treatment solutions and improve your oral health.
To learn more about our services or to book an appointment, call us today at (03) 9707 3227 or email us at [email protected]. Let Berwick Dental Clinic help you achieve a healthier smile and a better night’s sleep.
Contact Us Today for Effective Bruxism Treatment
Bruxism is a dental condition characterised by the grinding of teeth and clenching of the jaw, often subconsciously during sleep. It can lead to various oral health complications if not treated promptly.
Bruxism can be treated in several ways:
- Use of custom-made mouth guards or splints worn at night to protect the teeth from grinding.
- Dental correction procedures to reshape the chewing surfaces of teeth.
- Stress management techniques to reduce teeth clenching.
- Physical therapy exercises to improve jaw muscle control.
- Prescription medications to relax the jaw muscles.
- Injections like Botox to reduce muscle activity.
Remember, the best treatment approach depends on the underlying cause of bruxism and individual patient needs. Please consult with our dental professionals at Berwick Dental Clinic for personalised advice.