Bruxism

Bruxism is a very common condition that can negatively affect not just your teeth, but other parts of your body. It can also negatively impact your sleep.

Bruxism is when a patient grinds or clenches their teeth unconsciously whether when asleep or awake. This places major undue stress on teeth, which can lead to dental procedures.

There are various symptoms that come with bruxism. Here are the most common:

  • Consistent headaches
  • Flattened teeth due to constant grinding
  • Fractured, chipped or loose teeth due to the stress of grinding
  • Lockjaw
  • Pain in the ear
  • Pain or soreness in the jaw, neck or face
  • Sleep disruption
  • Teeth grinding or clenching
  • Tight or tired jaw muscles
  • Tooth pain and sensitivity due to stress on teeth
  • Worn tooth enamel, which can lead to cavities

If you have noticed or are experiencing any of these symptoms, then you may be suffering from bruxism and not realize it. Bruxism is a condition that can be addressed at our Conroe dental clinic.

For children who suffer from bruxism, they typically outgrow the condition. For adults, using mouthguards is the easiest method to addressing the problem, although therapy is sometimes necessary in severe cases.

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Bruxism

Bruxism is a very common condition that can negatively affect not just your teeth, but other parts of your body. It can also negatively impact your sleep.

Bruxism is when a patient grinds or clenches their teeth unconsciously whether when asleep or awake. This places major undue stress on teeth, which can lead to dental procedures.

There are various symptoms that come with bruxism. Here are the most common:

  • Consistent headaches
  • Flattened teeth due to constant grinding
  • Fractured, chipped or loose teeth due to the stress of grinding
  • Lockjaw
  • Pain in the ear
  • Pain or soreness in the jaw, neck or face
  • Sleep disruption
  • Teeth grinding or clenching
  • Tight or tired jaw muscles
  • Tooth pain and sensitivity due to stress on teeth
  • Worn tooth enamel, which can lead to cavities

If you have noticed or are experiencing any of these symptoms, then you may be suffering from bruxism and not realize it. Bruxism is a condition that can be addressed at our Conroe dental clinic.

For children who suffer from bruxism, they typically outgrow the condition. For adults, using mouthguards is the easiest method to addressing the problem, although therapy is sometimes necessary in severe cases.

How Does Epic Smiles Address Bruxism?

Depending on how severe the case of bruxism may be, and if the patient suffers from a hereditary form of bruxism, our dentist may prescribe a splint to keep the upper and lower jaw slightly separate from each or a mouthguard to protect the teeth during clenching or grinding. If the patient has suffered for a long period of time where the teeth have been damaged, our dentist may recommend receiving either dental fillings or dental crowns to repair the damage.

If the case is more extreme, then a dental correction procedure may be necessary. This could require reshaping teeth or utilizing dental crowns to better form the chewing surfaces.

Do You Suffer from Bruxism?

If you or anyone in your family suffers from bruxism, then you should consider coming to Epic Smiles for your dental appointment. Our dentists and dental staff will guide you through the process of addressing and correcting the issues that stem from grinding or clenching your teeth. Contact our dental clinic in Conroe today and schedule your next dental appointment.