Clenching/Grinding (Bruxism)

If you suffer from clenching, grinding, or bruxism, our experienced dental team can help you find relief using 3D printed occlusal splints that are made on-site for a customized fit.

What is Neuromuscular Dentistry?

Neuromuscular Dentistry is an advanced field of dentistry that focuses on the relationship between your teeth, jaw, and muscles. By understanding the complex interplay between these structures, we can help diagnose and treat a variety of dental issues, including clenching, grinding, and bruxism.

What is Clenching, Grinding, and Bruxism?

Clenching, grinding, and bruxism are common dental problems that can cause a range of symptoms, including headaches, jaw pain, and tooth damage. Clenching refers to the involuntary contraction of the muscles in your jaw, while grinding and bruxism refer to the act of rubbing your teeth together, often during sleep.

Ultrasound imaging for Diagnosis

We use ultrasound imaging to measure the size of your masseter muscle before and after treatment. The masseter muscle is the primary muscle responsible for chewing, and it can become enlarged or hypertrophied in individuals who clench or grind their teeth. By using ultrasound imaging, we can accurately measure the size of your masseter muscle before and after treatment to determine the effectiveness of your treatment plan.

This non-invasive technique is safe and painless, allowing us to assess your progress and make any necessary adjustments to your treatment plan. By monitoring the size of your masseter muscle, we can ensure that you are receiving the most effective treatment possible to help you find relief from your symptoms.

How can 3D Printed Occlusal Splints Help?

At Serenity Dental, we use the latest technology to create customized 3D printed occlusal splints to help alleviate the symptoms of clenching, grinding, and bruxism. These splints are made on-site, so you don't have to wait for weeks to get relief. We start by taking a digital scan of your teeth, which we use to create a customized splint that fits your teeth perfectly. This helps to relieve the pressure on your jaw and prevent tooth damage caused by grinding and clenching.

Benefits of 3D Printed Occlusal Splints

There are several benefits to using 3D printed occlusal splints, including:

  • Customized fit: Each splint is designed to fit your teeth perfectly, ensuring maximum comfort and effectiveness.
  • Immediate relief: You can start experiencing relief from your symptoms as soon as your splint is fitted.
  • Durable: 3D printed splints are made from high-quality materials, making them more durable than traditional splints.
  • Easy to wear: The lightweight and comfortable design makes it easy to wear your splint throughout the night.

Facial Injectables for Bruxism

In addition to 3D printed occlusal splints, we also offer facial injectables as a treatment option for clenching and grinding. These injectables can help to relax the muscles in your jaw, reducing the intensity of your clenching and grinding episodes. We offer both lip fillers and anti-wrinkle injections to help relieve the symptoms of these common dental problems.

If you suffer from clenching, grinding, or bruxism, contact us at Serenity Dental today to schedule a consultation. Our experienced dental team can help diagnose your symptoms and recommend the best course of treatment, including 3D printed occlusal splints that can help you find relief from your symptoms and improve your overall quality of life.