Clenching of the teeth called bruxism is a problem that should not be neglected. People generally clench or grind their teeth at night while they sleep. For this reason, most of the patients realize that they have a clenching disorder when the discomfort reaches advanced dimensions and problems such as pain, inability to open the jaw, and jaw locking occur. If you are clenching or grinding your teeth by making a loud noise to wake up your sleeping partner, if your teeth have decreased sharpness and there are flattening on the chewing surfaces, if your teeth have started to become sensitive, if your gums have receded, you have pain radiating from the jaw to the head and ear, and you have difficulty opening and closing your mouth and meanwhile. If you hear various sounds, you should consult your dentist for an examination of your jaw joints.
There are various treatment methods for clenching and temperomandibular joint problems. First of all, it is necessary to find out what caused this problem and a treatment plan should be applied for this problem. Some of the treatment methods applied in the treatment of teeth clenching and temperomandibular joint are occlusal adjustments, behavioral treatment, occlusal splint applications and botox. The important point here is; To ensure continuity in the treatment of teeth clenching, not to neglect your controls and to make changes in your lifestyle that your doctor recommends.