Clenching and Grinding of Teeth
We have seen a high rate of clenching and grinding of teeth in the Withcott area. Patients as young as 16 years old are presenting with symptoms which is often an unusual bony growth at the top of the mouth or just under the tongue, like little lumps.
These lumps are caused by clenching and grinding of teeth, often at night time whilst sleeping. Many patients who experience this are often stressed and have poor quality sleep. Drinking coffee, smoking, and alcohol such as wine can sometimes make the condition worse.
If you notice these symptoms, please get checked to ensure that it is harmless bone growth and nothing sinister, just to be on the safe side. The treatment that we offer is a splint (which is like a helmet on the tooth) which helps protect your teeth.