There are several reasons why periodontal treatment may be necessary:
Bruxism refers to an oral parafunctional activity that occurs in most humans at some point in their lives. The grinding of the teeth and the clenching of the jaw are the two main characteristics of this condition, which can occur either during the day or at night.
Bruxism is one of the most common known sleep disorders and causes most of its damage during sleeping hours. The clenching and grinding which accompanies bruxism are symptomatic of a malfunctioning chewing reflex, which is turned off in non-sufferers when sleeping. For sufferers, deep sleep or even naps, cause the reflex nerve control center in the brain to turn off, and the reflex pathways to become active.
Reasons for the treatment of bruxism
Common Gum Treatments
Crown lengthening (gum lift)
Pocket reduction surgery
Common Jawbone Treatments