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Stopping Teeth Grinding Through TMJ Dentistry

Teeth grinding, also called bruxism, can cause jaw soreness, headaches and tooth sensitivity. Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders are one of the main causes of bruxism.

Key takeaways:

  • You should speak to your dentist about your symptoms, to help prevent tooth damage.
  • Your TMJ dentist may recommend a custom-made mouthguard to help reduce the effects of teeth grinding.
  • Splints provide another option to treat bruxism, and several types are available depending on your individual symptoms.

“Some splints fit over just the bottom teeth while others are designed to cover only the top teeth. Some gently guide the jaw to a more relaxed position.”

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Dr Siddharth Wandrekar - Practice principal (GDC No. 170074)

BDS – India 2004, MSc Prosthetic Dentistry 2007 (London), MJDF Royal College of Surgeons England

Sidd has been with Brunel Dental Practice since 2011 and took over the practice in September 2016 after the previous principal retired.

Sidd qualified in 2004 from one of the prestigious Universities in India. He came to the UK and meritoriously obtained a Masters in Prosthetic Dentistry from King’s College, London. He then spent a year in a hospital environment being involved in major surgeries such as head and neck cancer, correction of jaw fractures and complex surgical removal of teeth. He moved to work as an Associate in Private and NHS practices in Scotland before joining Brunel Dental Practice.

Sidd enjoys dentistry because he can help everyone to achieve good dental health and overall well-being in a caring and comfortable environment.

He is married with two boys who keep him on his toes. He loves playing tennis and represents the local club in the regional Leagues. He loves to travel and visit offbeat places. He also has a keen interest in current affairs.

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