Do you find yourself waking up to a dull headache and sore teeth on many occasions? If so, you may be grinding your teeth throughout the night. Teeth grinding can be induced by stress, anxiety, or a sleep disorder, such as sleep apnea. You should consider treating these underlying conditions alongside visiting your dentist about your tooth pain.
If left untreated, your teeth can be worn down and cause further pain, decay, and sensitivity.
Dentists will provide you with a bite plate, or night guard, that fits over your teeth and protects them from further wear and tear. Intra-oral bite plate splint should always be your 1st line treatment
If persistent pain has been noticed, enlarged masseter muscle is diagnosed, you may consider Injectable Muscle Relaxant, product brands e.g Dysport, Botox. They can assist in dealing with pain in your jaw and square jaw-line.
Your dentist may recommend visiting a sleep specialist to pinpoint the exact cause of your grinding.
Give your Richmond dentist a call, our dentists at Milestone Dental will provide a full comprehensive consultation to accomodate your need.