Bruxism or teeth grinding is a disease that is quite common in young children. Manifested by an unconscious movement of the manducatory system, the disease often begins with the arrival of baby teeth and tends to increase with the appearance of permanent teeth. Although teeth grinding can affect any individual, it becomes a real disease when it becomes too common.In addition, the affected person may suffer from complications resulting in significant damage to the teeth and jaws. The research findings claim that bruxism probably stems from a misalignment of the upper and lower jaws. There are basically two types of bruxism: clenching and grinding.
Whether it is clenching or grinding, the symptoms are often pain in the jaw accompanied by unbearable headaches around the temples. The disease also manifests itself by severe pain in the neck, and sometimes in the shoulders as well. The child may also suffer from pain in the middle ear and may become unstable. Sometimes bruxism is also manifested by more or less severe tinnitus in the morning.
In young children, bruxism can be treated with Belladonna 9 CH. The required dose is 3 granules a day, to be administered at bedtime. Nine granules of Chamomilla 9 CH can also be prescribed daily, and they are to be spread out in three doses. Cina 30 CH is also a suitable remedy for the treatment of bruxism and a single dose per week will be sufficient. To be effective, you can combine it with 5 granules of Kalium Bromatum 9 CH, to be taken at bedtime. Otherwise Stramonium, Zincum metallicum, Cicuta virosa and Asa Foetida can also be taken to relieve pain resulting from unconscious grinding of teeth. These homoeopathic remedies are used as a form of preventive treatment.
Homoeopathy has proven to be effective in the treatment of bruxism among young children. However, this disease can sometimes persist after the administration of the recommended remedies. If, in spite of such treatments, the child continues to feel pain in the jaws and temples upon awakening, it is recommended to seek further medical attention. Indeed, if the disease lasts for several days or months, it can lead to severe complications.
Good to know: If left untreated, bruxism can induce severe damage to the jaws and teeth caused by grinding. In most cases, bruxism can be effectively treated with homoeopathic remedies.