Clenching or grinding of the teeth

Bruxism has become one of the biggest oral health problems between children and adults.

Bedtime is the time to rest and recover the strength of all human beings; but for many it is the hour of greatest activity in the day, this is because these people clench their teeth with each other or grind the upper teeth against the lower ones unconsciously. The force or pressure that is made is so strong that the person can get up with pains in the whole face and even with muscular contractions on back and neck.

It has been evidenced by the dental profession a high increase in the number of patients who are suffering from this problem is known as BRUXISM. It is observed that 90% of patients treated suffer from Bruxism that can occur both in adults and children.

Bruxism affects the stomatognathic system that is constituted by teeth, face and neck muscles and temporomandibular joint, any of these three can be affected in greater or lesser percentage by bruxism.

Bruxism is a way to release stress, all the problems and tensions of daily life will be released involuntarily with the grinding of teeth during the day or night.

The treatment consists of improving the bite of the patient either through restorations or orthodontics, and at the end of the bite improvement treatment, the use of a plaque called neuromyorelating plaque, means that no matter how much the patient grinds his teeth, it does not go To hurt, muscles or joint of the face, this plate must be used permanently.

The most important thing is to detect the problem as soon as possible, which is what the dentist does in the office; a quick treatment can avoid serious consequences in the stomatognathic system.

Dr. Mauricio Gleiser

Oral rehabilitation specialist