Treatment for Bruxism (Grinding Your Teeth)
Bruxism describes the habitual grinding of your teeth, usually at night when you don’t realize it. When left untreated, the condition can cause a variety of subsequent issues, from tooth damage to problems with your jaw joints and muscles, such as:
- Worn, flattened chewing surfaces on your teeth
- An increase in tooth sensitivity
- Sore, stiff facial and jaw muscles
- Grinding noises when you sleep
- Chips, cracks, and fractures in one or more teeth
- And more
How to Treat Bruxism
During your dental examination, Dr. Nielsen will carefully inspect your teeth and oral structures for signs of bruxism. If the condition is detected, then treatment may include nothing more than a custom oral appliance, or nightguard, to prevent your teeth from contact while you sleep. If one or more teeth have suffered damage, Dr. Nielsen might also suggest an appropriate restorative treatment, such as dental crowns, or a cosmetic improvement like porcelain veneers, depending on the extent of damage.
Find Out if You Need Bruxism Treatment
If you grind your teeth, then bruxism treatment can help you stop the habit and preserve your long-term oral health. To find out if you need bruxism treatment, schedule a consultation by calling Commerce Family Dental at (903) 886-3081. Located in Commerce, TX, we also serve the residents of Van Alstyne, Celina, Prosper, Gunter, Frisco, McKinney, and all surrounding communities.