Bruxism is excessive grinding and clenching of the teeth. It can cause the teeth to wear down which can lead to permanent damage to the teeth and the jaw joints.
- Remove the causes of bruxism
- Repair any damage to the teeth and jaw.
- Painkillers for the muscular pain.
- Muscle relaxants to help relax the jaw muscles.
- Once the teeth have been rebuilt and the bite has been corrected an occlusal splint is made to fit over the teeth to protect them from further wear.