Jaw Joint Treatment


Bruxism, known as grinding of teeth during sleep, is one of the discomforts caused by stressful city life. If Bruxism, which affects the jaw muscles in the short term and causes the teeth to wear in the long term, is not prevented, the damage to the teeth may increase day by day. The first thing that people with teething problems should do is to use a night plate. The teeth clenching problem can be minimized by the plaques used at night by the patients who complain of jaw and headache complaints during the day.

What Causes Teeth Clenching?

Clenching problem can be caused by environmental factors, as well as generally due to personal factors. Morphological factors such as defective jaw structure, psychological causes such as stress and anxiety disorders, experienced causes such as brain traumas, sleep disorders, drug side effects, general emotional personality, stress during the day, and factors such as unbalanced nutrition may cause the problem of bruxism. While some people may experience teeth grinding during every sleep, some people may experience it from time to time.

What Are the Symptoms of Bruxism Known as Clenching?

It can be difficult to detect the clenching problem by the person himself during sleep. However, some patients report that they can wake up to their teeth grinding sounds from time to time. The stories of the patients by the people they live with or some discomforts seen after sleep help to recognize some symptoms of teeth clenching problem. Patients who unconsciously clenched their teeth during sleep, in other words, grind their teeth, complain of a headache in the anterior region of the ear the next day. Fatigue in the facial muscles, neck and even back pain experienced in the morning can be among the symptoms of the teeth grinding problem.

Does Bruxism Damage Teeth?

Among the common problems faced by people who suffer from Bruxism, known as teeth grinding; There is a sensitivity problem that occurs as a result of the wear of the teeth over time. As a result of this sensitivity to cold or heat, the living comfort of people can be negatively affected. Untreated tooth grinding problem can even cause tooth fractures over time. The clenching problem, which can cause recessions in the gums, can also lead to jaw hangers.

Perfect and attractive looking teeth with an extremely natural whiteness are indispensable for Hollywood Smile. In addition, skin color, gingival position, color and size of the anterior teeth and the position of the upper teeth in harmony with the lower lip are important factors. There are 4 main rules for a Hollywood smile:

  1. The upper anterior teeth should be straight and free of any visible fillings. The 2 incisors in the upper middle should be more prominent and prominent. During the smile, the upper teeth, including the first molar, should be visible. The lower incisors are also required to appear.
  2. Appearance of the upper gingiva up to 2 mm
  3. Symmetrical opening of the lips while smiling
  4. Lip width is at least half the width of the face

Is Teeth Grinding Treatment Possible?

Bruxism, which is detected by our specialist physicians, can be minimized with night plaque. Night plaque prevents the teeth from eroding each other and also minimizes lateral movements that result in grinding. Thus, the damage to the teeth is minimized during the treatment process.

What are the Problems That May Be Encountered During the Treatment Process?

The underlying cause of the clenching problem must be investigated. After the teeth are protected in the first place, identifying the stress source that causes teeth grinding can solve the problem permanently. During the treatment process, muscle relaxant drugs can be taken to relieve pain in the extremely damaged jaw structure. In cases where no progress can be made with the use of plaque, radiological imaging tests may be requested from the patients for advanced treatment methods. When clenching problems caused by incorrect dental treatments are detected, the most appropriate dental treatment can be applied to the patients, and the underlying cause of the problem can be completely eliminated.

Teeth Grinding Is No Problem

In our clinic, where advanced technology devices and materials are used, people who apply with the complaint of teeth grinding are first examined by physicians. When necessary, the condition of the teeth is determined by radiological tests. If any, tooth cracks or jaw structure are displayed. The treatment process is started with the application of night plaque suitable for the teeth and jaw structures of the patients. During the treatment process that the specialist dentist deems appropriate, damage to the teeth is prevented. Our physicians help their patients by guiding them to determine the underlying cause of the clenching problem.


Private Göktürk Yalın Oral and Dental Health Center, with its 4 founding partner dentists, Identity Sağlık Hizmetleri A.Ş. started its activities in December 2020.

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