What Helps With Teeth Grinding Called Bruxism?Hypnotherapy and Hypnobalancing™ in Berlin
What Helps With Teeth Grinding Called Bruxism?
Do you ever wake up with an achy jaw or a headache, or notice popping or clicking in your jaw when you open and close your mouth? If so, you may be grinding your teeth at night.
Many people probably grind and clench their teeth from time to time. Occasional teeth grinding, called bruxism, does not usually cause harm, but when teeth grinding occurs on a regular basis the teeth can be damaged and other oral health complications can arise.
Teeth grinding is a common stress symptom that often occurs together with other stress symptoms, such as tinnitus, muscle tension in the head and shoulder area, or sleep disorders. In some cases, bruxism comes with anxiety disorders, burnout, or depression.
If you suspect you may be grinding your teeth, talk to your dentist. He or she can examine your mouth and jaw for signs of bruxism, such as jaw tenderness and excessive wear on your teeth. Your dentist may help you with the physical part. But although bite splints prevent tooth abrasion and muscular tension in the jaw area, they only treat the symptom and not the underlying psychological stress.
Clients with bruxism that I see in my practice suffer to a greater or lesser extent from emotional stress, either related to current stressful experiences or to unresolved emotional conflicts of the past. Often they have occurred decades ago, but they are still stored in the emotional memory and not yet integrated. Therefore, resolving emotional conflicts means less mental stress and fewer stress symptoms such as bruxism. Therefore, especially cause-oriented hypnotherapy and Hypnobalancing are well suited for the treatment of bruxism.
Another positive side effect of hypnotherapy for bruxism is the muscular relaxation that is part of the trance state. If necessary, patients can learn self-hypnosis within a short time and thus have an active part in their recovery, complementary to the cause-oriented treatment.