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Irritating sound of teeth while asleep. Why do people crush their teeth while sleeping?

Hello, Why the people crushes teeth when they asleep during night time? Actually, I am writing this problem for my husband.He proudeces an irretiating sound by rubbing his teeth whole night but he himself doesn t know what he s doing. His age is 32 years and working as an accountant in. And we are form too. Thank you.
Asked On : Sat, 30 Jun 2012
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Dentist 's  Response
Hello and thank you for your question.
Bruxism is night grinding in your sleep.
This is caused by stress, occlusal irregularities, medications etc. You can cause damage to your teeth including occlusal wear, fractures, loosening of teeth, pain, sensitivity, jaw pain, neck pain and lower back pain, headaches and ringning in ears.

This can be helped by going to your dentist and having a hard night guard made. This will help reduce the amount of grinding, it may stop it and it will cut down on the horrible noises you hear at night.

Best wishes and good health.

Dr. Ward
Answered: Sat, 13 Oct 2012
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Dentist Dr. Qazi Ammara's  Response
Hi,

Thanks for asking the query,

I suppose that your husband had developed habit of bruxism , in which the person grinds his teeth specially in the night. this can be caused by stress , occlusal trauma and medications.
Habit will harm his teeth like wear of tooth surfaces , muscle pain after waking up, and tooth sensitivity.

Visit to Dentist and get checkup done.
Treatment is night guards which will redistribute the dental forces, prevent the wear of the tooth surfaces and will help to stop the habit.
Do follow the instructions given by the dentist properly.

Hope this helps out..

Regards..
Answered: Thu, 21 Mar 2013
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Dentist Dr. Neha Sumra's  Response
Hello
Welcome to HCM
I would like to tell you that this problem of night grinding of teeth is known as Bruxism. Its involuntary act seen in many people because of several reasons like:-
-unusual stress
-trauma
-medical ailments or some allergy
It may result in:-
-occlusal trauma
-attrition i.e. wearing away of teeth
-loose teeth & receding gums
It can be treated by treating the etiology & using night guards.
Its nothing to worry about.

Take Care
Regards
Dr.Neha
Answered: Wed, 10 Oct 2012
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Dentist Dr. Farah Hussain's  Response
hello there ,

Night grinding of the teeth is a disorder known as bruxism .

Bruxism is caused dueto stress related problems , anxiety , depression , medications or sometimes it may be habitual.

clenching or grinding of teeth at nights may have many adverse effects on general and dental health so this problem needs to be corrected.

i would suggest you to approach a dentist and get the clinical examination done , if there is any damage to the teeth like occusal wear , attrision , pain and sensitivity in the teeth needs to be treated.

bruxsim can be corrected by applying a prosthesis called as NIGHT GUARD which helps in reducing the severity of the habit .

i hope this information helps you ,

take care.
Answered: Wed, 3 Apr 2013
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Dentist Dr. Farah Hussain's  Response
hello there ,

Night grinding of the teeth is a disorder known as bruxism .

Bruxism is caused dueto stress related problems , anxiety , depression , medications or sometimes it may be habitual.

clenching or grinding of teeth at nights may have many adverse effects on general and dental health so this problem needs to be corrected.

i would suggest you to approach a dentist and get the clinical examination done , if there is any damage to the teeth like occusal wear , attrision , pain and sensitivity in the teeth needs to be treated.

bruxsim can be corrected by applying a prosthesis called as NIGHT GUARD which helps in reducing the severity of the habit .

i hope this information helps you ,

take care.
Answered: Fri, 22 Mar 2013
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Dentist Dr. Anshumala Singh's  Response

Dear friend.

Thanks for sharing your concern.

The symptom you have mentioned is called bruxism or night grinding.

This is caused due to stress and occlusal irregularities.sometimes some medications also cause this.patient does this unknowingly.

This causes damage to your teeth and surrounding structures and
occlusal wear, loosening of teeth, sensitivity, and reffered pain in ears and TMJ.

you can visit your dentist and get night guard made for this.

this will help him overcome his problem.

Hope it helps.

Thanks
Answered: Tue, 19 Mar 2013
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Dentist Dr. Udaykumar Bondre's  Response
Hello & welcome,

What you are talking about is called as Bruxism or Nigh grinding of teeth.

If your husband is suffering from Bruxism or grinds his teeth during sleep, then there must be underlying cause behind it & should be diagnosed.

Most common cause for night grinding of the teeth is Emotional Stress. Even this grinding can be seen in the school going children who are under stress.

It is also seen in some patients undergoing orthodontic treatment for alignment of the teeth as Mal-occlusion or irregular teeth contact creates stress unknowingly.

But whatever may be the reason , it should be treated immediately so as to prevent damage to teeth.

Use of Night guard which is made by dentist by taking proper impression or measurement of dentition & which is to be worn by patient at night is very important as it prevents direct contact between teeth & thereby giving cushioning effect.

Bruxism can cause wearing or attrition of teeth which makes the teeth sensitive to water or air & then requiring root canal treatment to be done if extensive.

Bruxism also cause vertical bone loss due to force being transmitted to underlying bone followed by making the teeth mobile along with damage to periodontium. If bone loss is severe , then extraction might be necessary.

So visit your dentist & let your husband to undergo thorough clinical examination to know the cause & treatment to be done accordingly.

Take care.
Answered: Fri, 19 Oct 2012
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Dentist Dr. Bibhu Dutt Nanda's  Response
hello and welcoem to HCM forum,
grinding of teeth at night is a very common problem, it is habit which is usually present in males, and a number of factors are responsible for this, high stress level is one of them.
continuous grinding of teeth can cause dental issues later on,
if you must have observed, teeth become flat and thin , front teeth look crooked.
but do not worry, a preventive measure called night gaurds are available with the dentist which will prevent your spouse from grinding teeth at night.
It is easy to wear , and will resolve the problem as well, kindly visit your dentist and ask him/her about night gaurd.
i wish you good health,
take care.
Answered: Mon, 23 Jul 2012
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Dentist Dr. Inderpreet Singh's  Response
teeth grinding or bruxism is a condition in which people grind their teeth . in some instances people do it when awake too called bruxomania.causative factor may be stress. consult your dentist if the problem persists . he might get you a night guard fabricated
Answered: Sun, 14 Oct 2012
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