You can find lots of remedies for treating Brux. If you injured your jaw while clenching teeth, you might be asked to perform random tests like clicking of tongue, locking jaw while opening and closing your mouth. If the injury is severe, you may need to get a X ray, CT scan so that the minor details can be put upfront.
Home remedies for Bruxism are:
(a) Cold packs or moist heat: Keep an icepack to the side of your face and temple for around 10-15 minutes. If your physician has instructed you to perform any exercises, do it accordingly and keep a warm towel for about five minutes. Repeat this formula thrice or as required in a day.
(b) Munch on soft foods: As far as possible avoid eating hard and crunchy items such as potato chips or raw vegetables. Eat mashed potatoes, cooked fruits and vegetables such as beans or cabbage. Hydrate yourself by having water, soups or just silky smooth yogurt.
(c) Take medication as recommended by doctor: In today’s busy life, people often find it difficult keep up with the promises of having prescribed medicines as and when required. Do not neglect your health.
(d) Behavior therapy: If you realize you have bruxism and are looking for ways to mend it, here’s the first tip. Do not place your chin on hand while working or hold mobile phones between shoulder and ear. This will strain you jaw and neck.
(e) Relax: Relaxation techniques are available all over the Internet. Apply it for your own good or ask your doctor for tips regarding physical therapy.
(f) Mouth guard: You see it in boxing match or while visiting a dentist’s office. Various types of mouth protectors are available in market. Although they look like dentures, they give a helping hand to help you prevent grinding your teeth.