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What kind of doctor sees somebody for bruxism?

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In brief: Dentist

Dentists can make occlusal splints or "night guards" .
Do not get one from the store . These are soft, after wearing them for a while they will change your bite enhancing your problem. You want a hard acrylic dental appliance made from an impression of your mouth. When your symptoms subside physcial therapy exercises to strengthen you opening jaw muscles. Reduce your stress in your life.

In brief: Dentist

Dentists can make occlusal splints or "night guards" .
Do not get one from the store . These are soft, after wearing them for a while they will change your bite enhancing your problem. You want a hard acrylic dental appliance made from an impression of your mouth. When your symptoms subside physcial therapy exercises to strengthen you opening jaw muscles. Reduce your stress in your life.
Dr. Albert E. Klitzke
Dr. Albert E. Klitzke
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Dr. Nancy Baxi
Two very effective stress reduction techniques include meditation and yoga. Seeing a psychologist to talk things out may also be very helpful.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology
2 doctors agree

In brief: A dentist

Bruxism is the grinding together of the teeth at night during sleep.
It can wear off the enamel and lead to a loss of teeth. Your dentist can fashion a night prosthesis to stop the wearing down so your teeth will be protected.

In brief: A dentist

Bruxism is the grinding together of the teeth at night during sleep.
It can wear off the enamel and lead to a loss of teeth. Your dentist can fashion a night prosthesis to stop the wearing down so your teeth will be protected.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Dentist, or

Your dentist for starters.
If problem complex (severe bruxism, jaw joint problems), you're better off seeing a TMJ-orofacial pain doc. Any dentist can be a TMJ expert with the proper training and experience. Most commonly, oral surgeons, prosthodontists, and orofacial pain specialists. Ask your MD, your dentist and your dental society for referrals.

In brief: Dentist, or

Your dentist for starters.
If problem complex (severe bruxism, jaw joint problems), you're better off seeing a TMJ-orofacial pain doc. Any dentist can be a TMJ expert with the proper training and experience. Most commonly, oral surgeons, prosthodontists, and orofacial pain specialists. Ask your MD, your dentist and your dental society for referrals.
Dr. Louis Gallia
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Dr. Steven Bender
Dentistry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Dentist

A dentist is the professional best trained to diagnose and treat bruxism.

In brief: Dentist

A dentist is the professional best trained to diagnose and treat bruxism.
Dr. Steven Bender
Dr. Steven Bender
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