Between 10 and 20 percent of the population suffers from bruxism, clenching or habit involuntary grind without summer’s functional purposes and causes muscle problems in the face, head and neck and earaches. Specifically,
There are 2 types of bruxism: Downtown – tightening – and eccentric – grinding. Usually nocturnal bruxism patient is unaware of the problem, what are the bedfellows or room which by the noise of the teeth, or the dentist to observe the destruction of enamel and dentin, alert affected the existence of bruxism.
As explained by the dentist Ivan Malagon, bruxism is always associated with stress but is, in most cases, patients who are stable on their way to bite, i.e. the gear teeth among is appropriate. This idea has been demonstrated by the University of Helsinki and the department of psychology at Loyola University in Chicago, suggesting that the combination of stress and type a personality – aggressive and competitive – is the perfect breeding ground for this problem.
“The consequences are disastrous for the health of patients who suffer as the fact that they collide teeth abnormally, causes excessive wear out prematurely, and led to the overloading of the tissues supporting the teeth – the periodontal ligament, gingiva and alveolar bone – even to cause tooth mobility and subsequent loss of the tooth, in the medium term, “Malagon nuanced.
Regarding how to deal with this habit, this specialist has said that performing an alignment of the teeth get “much improved” this problem, however at other times for a combination with anti-stress therapies. ”In cases where the problem is so severe that it has already caused irreversible damage to the teeth, can help the afflicted with a splint or deprogrammer, which prevents the upper and lower teeth contact each other during periods of nocturnal bruxism” he stressed.
Bruxism in Children
Specifically, bruxism typically occurs in the first moments of sleep, usually appears between four and six years and usually resolves over the years, when they leave the teeth and permanent teeth. And, this habit can cause tooth wear and gum disease. ”In the early stages of teething, this can be even physiological condition and should not worry too much if the child has undergone an evaluation by a specialist in orthodontics,” he assured the expert.
In this sense, Malagon commented that sometimes the effects can lead to difficult behavior makes them introverted and them away from other children his age, although many experts agree that behind nature there are other psychological problems derived in this tension that makes children gnashing of teeth. It is therefore important that the problem is detected “soon” to avoid going over and avoid conditions that can result in the future to the body. “For these reasons, the treatment is essential and they simply will serve to assist the dentist will put solutions to an increasingly common problem,” has settled.