Bruxism Treatment in St. John’s, NL

Do you have a habit of grinding your teeth at night or wake up with pain in the jaw or muscles? These are possible signs of a condition known as bruxism. Fortunately, EPIC Dental Specialist offers bruxism treatment in St. John’s, NL, to relieve painful symptoms and prevent damage to your teeth. Dr. Chedella will examine your oral cavity to finalize the best treatment option for you.

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    Bruxism Treatment

    What Are The Causes of Bruxism

    Bruxism is a common condition that affects millions of people worldwide. The prominent characteristics of this condition are grinding your teeth or clenching your jaws, especially during sleep. Factors that may contribute to bruxism include:

    • Age: The risk of this condition is higher among children and teenagers. It fades with increasing age.
    • Stress or anxiety: Feeling stressed for most of the day may lead to subconscious teeth grinding or clenching at night.
    • Sleep disorders: Some people may develop this issue if they already have a sleep disorder, such as sleep apnea.
    • Personality: People who are naturally more hyperactive or aggressive may have a higher risk of developing bruxism.
    • Other habits: Caffeine intake, frequent alcohol consumption, or smoking can also contribute to this condition.

    It is difficult to identify the exact cause of this issue. However, our St. John’s, NL, prosthodontist will evaluate your oral health to create a personalized bruxism treatment for you.

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    How Do I Know If I Have Bruxism

    The signs and symptoms of bruxism often occur during sleep, so you may be unaware of them during the initial phase. Your partner or a family member may inform you about this habit. If it worsens, you may notice other symptoms, including:

    • Worn-out tooth surfaces
    • Jaw pain
    • Waking up with a headache
    • Pain around the TMJ or ear region
    • Stiff facial muscles
    • Increased tooth sensitivity
    • Gum recession
    • Poor sleep quality
    • Damage to the TMJ (temporomandibular joint)

    The long-term presence of this condition can severely damage your teeth and gums. We suggest seeking early bruxism treatment in St. John’s, NL, to avoid the risk of severe complications in the future.

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    I can't say enough great things about Dr. Chedella and his staff. You are certainly made to feel welcome and at ease from the moment you walk through the door. Dr. Chedella is incredibly thorough, knowledgeable, and most of all kind. I would 100 percent recommend!!!

    ~ Jennifer Murrin

    The team at EPIC Dental did a great job on my 4 crowns and 1 implant. They were always pleasant, helpful, and professional. Dr. Chidella has a great personality and great skill in making your new teeth fit like a glove. You can't go wrong by going to EPIC Dental for your prosthodontic needs.

    ~ Don Deibel

    From the moment that I first met Dr. Chedella at his dentist chair, I knew I was in good hands. I had implants started in another country but not finished due to the pandemic. Dr. Chedella did a perfect job in completing the procedure. After waiting 20 months in limbo, I can't thank you enough Dr. Chedella.

    ~ Ken Wong

    Nice friendly staff. The doctor gave practical, easy advice on every day changes I could make to help my TMJ problem - and it worked! One of the few specialists I’ve seen in years who I didn’t feel was trying to push an expensive device or unnecessary procedure on me - it was refreshing.

    ~ C Payne

    Dr.Chedella and staff have been and continue to be the best of the best! It was a long Journey but Dr. Chedella is by my side through it all! I am so very pleased with the end result, the personal attention and attention to detail are top notch...

    ~ Sandra Brennan

    Treatment for Bruxism at Our Clinic in St. John’s, NL

    At the time of your initial consultation, our specialist will discuss different treatment options depending on the severity of your condition. These may include:

    • Night guard: A night guard is a removable appliance that is fitted over teeth to prevent them from grinding against each other. We offer customized night guards that are designed to fit snugly over your teeth and provide a cushioning effect.
    • NTI-tss™ Device: This appliance covers only the front teeth and prevents the grinding of molars by limiting jaw muscle contraction. We fit this device at our office and recommend instructions for its usage.
    • BOTOX® Cosmetic: If bruxism results from muscle hyperactivity, we can reduce their contractions by injecting Botox. It disables the muscles enough to prevent grinding but not enough to limit normal oral functions.

    Schedule An Appointment

    If you are interested in bruxism treatment in St. John’s, NL, book a consultation with our qualified dental specialists. You can contact us at (709) 754-4895 for an appointment.

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