Individual patient treatment planning to understand lifestyle and effects of stress on oral health
The Wear & Tear of your teeth is no laughing matter!
"Grinding & Nashing" of teeth occurs for many reasons
Teeth wear and crack - resulting in pain and tooth loss.
Bruxism is the term used to describe excessive clenching or grinding of teeth and is not a part of normal chewing movements. It can lead to excessive wear on the teeth and may cause permanent damage to teeth and the jaw joints.
In some adults and childeren, clenching and grinding may occur during the day or at night. During sleep they have no conscious control over this execcisve clenching and grinding.
The causes of bruxism are still being studied. A combinatin of physical and psychological factirs are believed t contrubute to bruxism:
- Physical stress such as illness, nutritional deficiencies or dehydrations particularly in children.
- Psychological stress anxierty and tension in adults and childres
- Studies hav shown that night brixism is a sleep disorder
- Other abnormal anatomy of the teeth or jaws (including hight spots" or fillings, that can cause an improper occlusion (also called bite) and lead to bruxism behaviour.
Dr. Marion D'Souza Dr Murray Willams
B.D.S (Adel), D.P.H. Dent. (Syd) B.D.S (Syd)
Our renovated, state of the art surgery, has been serving the community for 40years at the same location. Our family friendly practice treats all age groups and understands that they each have different disease patterns. Our vast experience enables us to make accurate diagnosis and develop appropriate treatment plans to give our patients the best possible care that works towards delivering the best possible outcomes. Our team will continue to develop the range of services so that our existing and new patients are treated using modern equipment in an environment that is operated at the highest possible infection control compliance.
OPEN OCCASIIONALLY ON SATURDAYs
785 Pacific Highway, Gordon
(opp Woolworths)NSW 2072.
Tel: 94986652, Fax: 94995954
Saturdays (occasionally) - 9am to 1pm-
1 PARK AVENUE, Gordon, NSW 2072-
diag-opposite Gordon Police Stn across bridge-
Tel: 94986652, 94996684 Fax: 94995954-