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THOMAS E. BRAMANTI, DDS, PHD, INC
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Fresno, CA 93710
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Bruxism Treatment Options
Though there is no known cure for bruxism, there are a variety of devices and services available through our office to help treat bruxism:
Once bruxing is under control, Dr. Bramanti can recommend a variety of dental procedures to restore the pleasant esthetic appearance to your smile, such as crown application, gum grafts, and crown lengthening.
A bite is considered healthy when all or most of the teeth are present and not destroyed by normal daily usage.
It is destructive when teeth show wear, looseness or when TMJ (jaw joint) damage is seen. Bite therapy helps restore a bite that can function without damage and destruction.
The therapy may include:
If you believe you are bruxing your teeth or have severely worn teeth, contact Dr. Bramanti for a consultation. Dr. Bramanti will assess your condition, explain various treatment possibilities, and aid you in finding the best path of care to address your bruxism concerns.
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Bruxism is an oral parafunctional activity that commonly occurs in most people at some point in their lives. The two main characteristics of this condition are grinding of the teeth and clenching of the jaw.” These actions usually occur during a person’s sleeping hours, but often they occur during the day. It is also well established that several anti-depressant medications, such as SSRIs, are significant aggravators of the bruxism process. In many cases, changing medications can significantly reduce bruxism.
Bruxism is one of the most commonly known sleep disorders. Chewing is a neuromuscular activity controlled by a subconscious process, but more highly controlled by the brain. During sleep, the subconscious process may become active, while the higher control is inactive (asleep), resulting in bruxism. The most common symptoms are earaches, headaches, depression, eating disorders, anxiety, and chronic stress. Bruxism can also contribute to the severity of periodontal bone loss, severe wearing of teeth, and gum recession.
Why should I seek treatment for Bruxism?
Thomas E. Bramanti, D.D.S., Ph.D.
Board-Certified Diplomate American Board of Periodontology/Implant Dentistry
Board-Certified Diplomate American Board of Oral Implantology/Implant Dentistry
Certified TMJ Expert, The Pankey Institute
Fellow American Academy of Implant Dentistry
Clinical Assistant Professor at UCSF in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Clinical Assistant Professor UCSF-Fresno Medical Education Program, School of Medicine