As soon as possible, schedule an appointment to visit a dentist if any of the following apply:
• Your discomfort is intense or begins to become unbearable;
• You have a fever, earache, or pain when you open your mouth wide;
• Your teeth are loose or chipped;
• You’re worried about your teeth grinding or clenching.
Signs Of Clenching Teeth
You might not even be aware that you are grinding your teeth if your disease is not too severe. Perhaps a friend or family member spots it before you do. Alternatively, it’s possible that your dentist detects bruxism symptoms during a standard visit. The following are some indicators that you may have bruxism: grinding or clenching your teeth while you’re awake;
- Chipped or fractured teeth;
- Loss of teeth;
- Flattened teeth or worn enamel,
- Exposing deeper layers of your teeth;
- Increased tooth pain or sensitivity;
- Tired or tight jaw muscles,
- A locked jaw that won’t open or close completely;
- Pain in your jaw, neck, face, or ears;
- Damage from chewing on the inside of your cheeks;
- Difficulty sleeping
There exist several causes for bruxism.
Sometimes it’s brought on by too much tension or worry. It can also be brought on by intense feelings like tension, rage, or irritation. The most common causes of sleep bruxism include crooked teeth, missing teeth, and irregular bites. Alternatively, it could be the result of a sleep apnea or other disease. There are several risk factors that you may be more susceptible to acquiring bruxism.
- Enhanced stress, anxiety, or frustration
- Age – bruxism is common in early childhood and usually lessens by adulthood
- Personality type – being hyperactive, aggressive, or competitive may increase your risk • Medication – some medications, including antidepressants, may cause it as an infrequent side effect
- Family history: bruxism during sleep is frequently inherited
Other disorders – bruxism can be associated with some mental health and medical disorders including Parkinson’s disease, dementia, gastroesophageal reflux disorder (GERD), epilepsy, night terrors, and sleep-related disorders such as sleep apnoea
What advantages come with treating bruxism?
• Reduce clenching of the jaw at night;
• Address pain in the joint close to your ears;
• Slimmer the lower jaw
Chewing muscle injections are a medical treatment for bruxism in Panama, an involuntary nighttime grinding of the teeth condition. “Tempomandibular joint” dysfunction, or TMJ dysfunction, is made worse by hyperactive masseter muscles. It hurts in the joint adjacent to your ears because of this issue. Severe cases can also cause locking and clicking in the temporomandibular joints, a condition that can be treated. In addition to experiencing less clenching of the jaw at night, those with wide faces who have the muscles treated can also appear thinner and have a more appealing face shape.
Treatment Options for Bruxism in Panama
When should I get shots to stop grinding my teeth?
Numerous factors influence this, including your lifestyle, the amount of chewing you do, the amount of nighttime teeth grinding, your metabolism, the original size of your chewing muscles, and the outcomes you hope to achieve.
To relax the jaw muscle and achieve the intended results and symptomatic relief, we may inject once every two months during the first phase of treatment. After it begins, the maintenance phase typically lasts for three to four months. The sooner you require therapy, the more you chew.
The good news is that the treatment lasts longer and results in longer-lasting facial slimming the more often we conduct it. because other muscles, including the temporalis muscles, start to perform the function of grinding and chewing instead.
Contact us now to book an appointment and evaluate your treatment for bruxism in Panama