Are you clenching / grinding your teeth?
Parliament Hill Dental
Do you wake up with sore and tired jaw muscles or with slightly sensitive teeth in the morning?
These symptoms could very well indicate that you grind or clench your teeth during the night, a condition better known as bruxism that can sometimes lead to cavities, headaches, and sleep disturbances.
Bruxism will occur in most people at some point in their lives and it is one of the best-known sleep disorders. Teeth grinding and jaw clenching are the two main features of this condition, which can occur both during the day and the night. These symptoms are indicative of a faulty chewing reflex that usually does not exist in others when they sleep.
Some of the possible symptoms of bruxism are earaches, depression, headaches, eating disorders and anxiety. Only a qualified professional can make the difference between normal wear and other causes such as bruxism, aggressive brushing, soft drinks even abrasive foods. It is very important that you come to your routine appointment and speak to our team about your symptoms or any dental matter that worries you.
Suffering from Sleep apnea? We can help you.
Almost one in four people with obstructive sleep apnea will grind their teeth at night. Sleep apnea is a sleeping disorder that occurs when the throat muscles relax during the night blocking the airways and stopping the breathing process temporarily. Don’t hesitate to speak to our team and ask questions about sleep apnea. They will be happy to help you understand this condition and help you look for the signs, understand the symptoms and refer you to a sleep specialist if necessary.
People prone to clenching and grinding a night could potentially benefit from an occlusal plaque. These are removable dental appliances that are carefully molded and used to protect your teeth.
Contact Our Ottawa Bruxism Dentist Team
The team of Ottawa Dentist at Parliament Hill Dental will be happy to discuss whether this treatment is appropriate for you. We are always happy to speak with you and will take the time to answer all your questions. Don’t hesitate to get in touch with us! Call us today at (613) 233-1118
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Dr. Suela Murataj
Dr. Murataj graduated from Dental Medicine University of Albania in 2010. Dr. Murataj practices general dentistry with a holistic approach in a family dental practice that focuses primarily on restorative and implant dentistry, esthetics, ortho, fixed and removable prosthodontics, periodontal and oral surgery. While Dr. Murataj enjoys all aspects of general family dentistry, she has a keen interest in the treatment and management of temporomandibular disorders, utilizing appliance therapy and Botox injections.
Dr. Murataj professional memberships include:
- The Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario
- The Canadian Dental Association
- The Ontario Dental Association
- The Ottawa Dental Society
- IAOMT SMART REMOVAL CERTIFIED
Dr. Murataj is very involved in continuing education and innovative techniques. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking and taking long walks with her husband and son. The beach is her favourite escape.
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