Bruxism is that phenomenon when clenching and grinding the teeth. This phenomenon leads to teeth abrasion and facial pain or of Temporomandibular joint. There are two types for bruxism: cel nocturnal and the diurnal (daytime).
Diurnal bruxism is a habit of teeth grinding during the day, especially in intense emotional situations affecting muscle structure; it can cause spasms and muscle pain, headaches. Most of the population suffers from this form of bruxism.
For diurnal bruxism, patients should be aware of times when grinding their teeth, which can occur in everyday activities. They have to realize the existence of this vicious habit and try to avoid it.
Diurnal bruxism may have different causes, dental and psychological. Among them we can mention the need to take decisions, some form of repressed aggression, lack of rest, anxiety, fear, pain, discomfort, an occurrence in the past that marked you.
If bruxism is not caused by dental problems, for its treatment you can call on for behavioral therapies, aimed to reduce emotional stress.
In many cases it is recommended to wear mouth guards during sleep or during the day (depending on the case) made by the dental technician, of a flexible / rubber material, meant to absorb the force of biting and avoid teeth friction between arches, that causes dental injuries and facial pain.
It is necessary going to your dentist if you notice the following: joint pain in the ears; If your teeth are misaligned; If you have dental works incorrectly adapted, old; if you have abrasive teeth; if you have headaches; Go to your dentist if you notice the following: joint pain in the ears; If your teeth are misaligned; If you have dental works incorrectly adapted, old; if you have abrasive teeth; if you have headaches; worsening of existing dental defect; if your partner complains of noises during sleep.
It is better that as soon as you notify the problem to see a dentist because, left untreated, can lead to: abrasive teeth, spasms and muscle pains, headaches, degradation (aesthetically) of teeth; tooth sensitivity; migration, cracking and fracture of teeth; sleep disturbance; morning fatigue; pathological tooth mobility; cheeks and tongue lesions caused by sharp edges of abrasive teeth.