Bruxism is a disorder where the patient excessively grinds their teeth. The patient may also clench their jaw involuntarily. This activity can be done during sleep hours or during the day. Both types of bruxism cause damage to your teeth and possibly your jaw as well. It is important for the patient with bruxism to be seen by the professionals in our office. We are here to help you through your bruxism and save your teeth before you wear them down to nothing.
Your Teeth Will Suffer From if You Have Bruxism
If you don't treat bruxism, you may have hypersensitive teeth. It is possible to remove the protective outer layer of your teeth and stimulate your nerves each time you grind your teeth. You may also damage your crowns and fillings, and dental restorations generally do not like to be disturbed. Patients with bruxism will need their dental restorations checked thoroughly at each dental cleaning and exam. Lastly, it is important to get your bruxism treated so that you do not damage your jaw. Patients with bruxism tend to have tense jaw muscles, and bruxism can do serious damage to their joints.
We Can Identify Bruxism
You may not know you have bruxism if you grind your teeth while you sleep. Do you wake up with a gritty taste in your mouth? Have you noticed that your teeth appear worn? If so, it would be a good idea to come into our office to see if you grind or clench your teeth while you sleep. We can help you so that you do not wear down your teeth completely. Maybe you are aware that you grind or clench your teeth during the day. We can help you. Don't hesitate to call our office to make your next appointment.