Clenching / grinding
Tooth grinding and clenching can cause many problems such as broken teeth, jaw pain, headaches, toothache and muscle pain. When teeth are ground from side to side, particularly during
jumpexam sleep, this can wear down the front teeth and the molar cusps can be chipped and damaged.
Clenching also tenses the jaw muscles, which are some of the most powerful muscles in the human body. This
repeated tension can cause severe pain and headaches. jumpexam exams
We are able to assess the jaw muscles and record how your teeth meet, to see if you would benefit from an occlusal splint.
An occlusal splint is usually worn only at night. It is used to protect the teeth and prevent muscle tension, reducing or eliminating the source of pain completely.