Treatment of bruxism in children
Even today, treatment and preventionDisease in children is not an easy task. As a rule, the degree of difficulty depends on when the disease manifested itself, what it was caused and in what form it occurred. Usually, bruxism, observed in infants, does not need treatment, disappearing to about 7-8 years of life.
First of all, with any form of bruxism, the patient receives an appointment to a therapist who will help relieve stress and emotional stress.
In the daytime form of the disease, much depends on the patient himself. Doctors advise to follow the compression of the jaws and relax the jaw muscles at the first signs of bruxism.
When the manifestations of the disease at night, whenThe patient does not have control capabilities, special kappas are used, that is, plastic or rubber drums that are worn before bedtime and protect teeth from erasure during attacks.
The die is made individuallyFor each patient and is located in the oral cavity so as not to interfere with sleep. At an attack, the pressure goes to the crenellation, and not to the teeth, protecting them from destruction.
Very often, medication is prescribed with calcium, magnesium and B vitamins. They help reduce the likelihood of seizures during sleep.
If the disease is caused due to an incorrect bite, then the specialist who examines the patient must prescribe orthodontic treatment.
Measures to treat bruxism
As often as possible, the jaws should be relaxed. Lower and upper teeth should not touch each other, if at the moment there is no process of chewing, swallowing or talking. Try to explain this to your children, let them try to keep their teeth so that they do not touch, if the jaw is not busy with anything.
Encourage physical activity. Constant exercises usually help children to relieve stress and other stresses in the muscles, which often causes the night form of bruxism.
However, just before going to bed, the physicalActivity should be reduced. Children should not participate in any active games before bed, since the muscles need time to relax after the load. Therefore, at least an hour before going to bed, the child should be in a more or less quiet environment - read or view a picture book or something like that.
You can try to let the baby sleepLonger. Bruxism can also arise due to overwork, and in fact children are most often hyperactive, which increases the risk of developing the disease. Try to put him to sleep at an earlier hour than usual, if he is used to going to bed at ten - send him to sleep at nine, etc. This can help reduce the intensity of manifestations of bruxism.
Do not let the baby eat at night. If the gastrointestinal tract works at night, then this can lead to excessive stress, which, in turn, again leads to an exacerbation of the disease. Children should not be allowed to eat anything but water, at least an hour before bedtime.
Talk to your child more often and ask aboutHis deeds. If he is worried or nervous about grades at school, his sporting achievements, etc., this can cause emotional stress, which can also lead to grinding his teeth in a dream. If you feel that the child is concerned about anything - take time to tell you everything you want, thus removing the tension. This will allow him to sleep peacefully. It is best that such a calming conversation is conducted daily before bedtime.
The application of moist, warmCompresses. If the child has a jaw in the morning, then soak a terry towel in warm water, how to squeeze and apply to the sore spot until the pain subsides. This helps to endure the effects of seizures.