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When teeth are ground from side to side particularly during sleep, this can wear down the front teeth and the molar cusps can be chipped and damaged. Clenching also tenses the jaw muscles and creates impact within the skull. This may cause pain and headaches.
An Occlusal Splint can be used to protect the teeth and prevent contact, and reduce or remove the symptoms of jaw pain and headaches in majority of cases. Contact Craigmillar Dental Centre and find out how we can help if you feel this affects you.