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ANTIAGING TREATMENTS: DENTAL

Bruxing

 

Bruxing is the clenching and grinding of teeth.

Bruxing occurs mostly during sleep and in times of stress. This action can lead to periodontal disease, wear down tooth enamel, chip teeth, increase temperature sensitivity, and cause severe facial pain and jaw problems, such as temporomandibular joint disease (TMJ).

Periodontal Disease - The constant pressure of the teeth against each other causes the teeth to rock back and forth in their sockets, affecting the blood supply to the periodontal ligament.

It also lowers the ability of the structures that support the teeth to resist the advance of the plaque organisms in the sulcus that surrounds the tooth. This accelerates the bone loss seen in periodontal disease.


If teeth are kept clean by brushing and flossing, the movement of the teeth within the socket is of little clinical significance.

Sensitivity - Generalized sensitivity of the teeth to cold foods is the most common symptom of clenching and grinding the teeth and in tur, grinding and clenching is one of the most common reasons for sensitive teeth.

Phantom tooth pain - Grinding on one tooth in particular can cause that tooth to be painful and very sensitive to cold. This phantom toothache and is frequently misdiagnosed as inflammation of the dental pulp or nerve, resulting in unnecessary root canal treatment.

Invisible cracks - cracks can cause severe pain when pressure is applied to the cracked tooth.
Dental Work Demolition - Bruxing can cause early failure of fillings, crowns, implants

Abfraction - is erosing caused by the biomechanical "bending" of the teeth due to the stress of rocking them side to side while bruxing.

 

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