Location: 514-45715 Hocking Ave.
Chilliwack, British Columbia

Dr. Don Utas

Bite Splints Chilliwack

A considerable part of the populace will at some stage develop a grinding or teeth clenching behaviour without even realizing it. Normally these patterns are initially discovered via a loved one or by a person's oral health care professional.

Teeth clenching is identified as a condition and involves the teeth converging or being held together for extensive periods of time, bringing forth muscle exhaustion, head aches typically located in the temporal region of the forehead, and at times minimal to moderate deterioration of the tooth enamel on the posterior teeth. Clenching the teeth could happen at any stage in the day or night and could accompany greater tension levels for the sufferer.

Grinding of the molars, often called bruxism, more often occurs at night when the client sleeps and therefore might go unnoticed. Though, grinding is regularly accompanied by somewhat loud sounds which might be noticed by other people. Grinding will usually cause moderate and sometimes severe wearing of the enamel of teeth, along with fracturing and chipping of the teeth. Both of these worries might produce some bone loss, some recession of periodontal tissues which could expose the roots of the teeth and could require further oral therapies.

If left untreated, constant grinding and clenching may cause TMJ (temporomandibular joint) soreness, limiting the movement of the joints, bringing forth joint noises similar to clicking and popping, especially when eating or when the mouth is opened wide, and could cause tooth attrition on the surface of the bones surrounding the joints resulting in muscle spasms and osteoarthritis. Most universally adopted approach for treating TMJ conditions are custom-fitted bite splints that can be worn throughout the nights sleep or all through the day. Bite splints are useful at redistributing the forces of the pressures over all of the teeth within an arch stopping any gum tissue decline. What's more, bite splints can hinder injury occurring to the teeth around the joints, while also alleviating agonizing symptoms such as muscle spasms, joint sounds, tooth pain, and muscle spasms.

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514-45715 Hocking Ave.
Chilliwack, British Columbia

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When gold was discovered in the Fraser Canyon in 1857, more than 30,000 gold miners trekked the goldfields, normally passing through the Chilliwack area in their travels. This caused its development, and steamboat landings on the Fraser River called Miller's Landing, Chilliwack Landing and Sumas Landing also contributed to Chilliwack's development. Chilliwack was incorporated during the year 1873, making it the third municipality within British Columbia.

There are several attractions in the city of Chilliwack for the visitors and residents to pick from. Among these attractions, Minter Gardens has various wonderful tulips which have been imported from Holland. Moreover, there are at least 100,000 rhododendrons that provide a remarkable scenery in the rock wall and cedar trees terraces...