Occlusal Dentistry | Wattle Park Dental


Many people grind their teeth during sleep, and this subconscious activity can have a dramatic impact on your oral and overall health

This nocturnal teeth grinding (also known as bruxism) can in some cases lead to a misalignment of your jaw and the development of TMJ syndrome. TMJ is among many problems that can be caused by bruxism, and these include:

  • Extreme wear of teeth
  • Jaw muscle discomfort
  • Clicking joints
  • Tension migraines
  • “Lockjaw”
  • Sensitivity and toothache
  • Gum recession
  • Chipped teeth
  • Facial pain
  • Chronic pain
  • Broken fillings

The causes of tooth grinding or “bruxism” are complex and often related to the “bite”, stress or breathing difficulties.

At Wattle Park Dental located in Melbourne, we have a range of Occlusal Dentistry treatment options for nocturnal bruxism and TMJ.

These may include:

  • Bite adjustment
  • Wearing a splint or “grinding guard” at night. This is highly effective and relieves muscular discomfort and pain.
  • Further rebuilding of worn teeth as required.
  • Physiotherapy
  • Stress management
  • Medication

In extreme cases, surgery may also be an option to restore your jaw to proper alignment.

To find out more about our dental clinic, our staff, our treatments, or to make an appointment, please call our friendly receptionist today on 9890 7777, or email us. We will endeavour to respond to your email as soon as possible.

Dr Geoff Ross is happy to answer your questions regarding your dental care.

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