Bruxism Treatments

Teeth grinding can be a very common reaction to stress, and you may even find that you or someone in your home has been doing it while they sleep. This problem may go away by itself, but if it does not, your smile is at higher risk for dental damage. At Grottoes Family Dentistry, our dentist, Dr. Dylan Hall, and the Grottoes Family Dentistry team offer bruxism treatments in Grottoes, Virginia. If you are dealing with this problem, call our office at 540-249-4242 today.

Bruxism is a dental condition involving the chronic grinding and clenching of teeth, and it is one of the largest contributing factors to tooth damage. While it can occur at any time, bruxism is more common at night while you are asleep. Bruxism is frequently misdiagnosed or goes undiagnosed due to the fact that it is one of several potential causes of tooth wear.

When untreated, bruxism can cause a number of oral health problems, including:

  • Broken, chipped, and excessively worn or flattened teeth
  • Broken dentures or other oral appliances
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Earaches and ear ringing (tinnitus)
  • Sore jaw joints (which can lead or contribute to TMJ problems)
  • Tension and pain in the muscles of the head, neck and shoulders
  • Pain and tightness in jaw muscles

If you are diagnosed with bruxism, our dentists will carefully evaluate your teeth and lifestyle habits to determine the right type of treatment for you. Depending on your needs, your treatment may include anything from relaxation exercises to oral appliances such as night guards. After bringing your bruxism under control and halting any further damage from occurring, our dentists and team will work with you to create a treatment plan that can fully restore the appearance and health of your smile.

For more information about bruxism and to schedule a consultation with our dentists, give us a call today!

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