Do you often clench or grind your teeth in stressful situations? You probably have bruxism.
Bruxism is a condition characterized by chronic teeth clenching and grinding. Some people may not know that they have the condition because they grind their teeth during sleep. Over time, repeated tension and wear and tear on teeth can take a toll. Learn about the problems that are caused by bruxism below.
Signs of Bruxism
There are several common signs of bruxism to look out for. Some of these signs may include:
- Loose Teeth
- Fractured or Chipped Teeth
- Jaw Pain
- Sore Gums
- Worn Teeth
- Tooth Sensitivity
Treatment for Bruxism
At Creekside Dentistry, there are multiple treatments that can stop bruxism at the source and restore teeth that have been damaged by the condition. Some of the bruxism treatments that we offer include:
This customized, removable oral appliance can be worn at night or during high stress situations. The mouthguard keeps teeth from grinding and prevents tooth damage.
Bite Alignment Therapy
Malocclusion, or the improper alignment of teeth, is one of the causes of bruxism. Treatments such as clear braces and dental veneers can help realign teeth.
Dental crowns, porcelain veneers, and tooth bonding can all be used to repair worn and damaged teeth. Cosmetic solutions are a viable option for patients after teeth clenching and grinding is stopped.
Schedule an Bruxism Consultation Today
Call (716) 262-8070 to stop bruxism today. You can also schedule an appointment with us online here.