Could You Have Bruxism? Your Dentist Could Help

Could You Have Bruxism? Your Dentist Could HelpAre you struggling with dental or even jaw pain recently? In fact, do you frequently wake up feeling discomfort along your jawline, and subsequently headaches? Have you noticed visible wear along the edges of your teeth? If so, you could unknowingly be suffering from bruxism, the term used to describe subconscious tooth grinding. Though this happens most often during sleep, making it difficult to self-diagnose, it can also happen subconsciously during the day, particularly during times of extreme stress. Fortunately, your dentist could likely help stop your nighttime teeth grinding with minimally invasive treatment, and that could help to protect your teeth, and improve your overall comfort!

Struggling with Sensitivity or Jaw Pain?

If you do find yourself struggling with heightened or moderate tooth sensitivity, or even noticeable wear on your teeth, it could be due to teeth grinding. These are certainly causes to schedule a dental checkup, as they could also be warning signs of dental problems such as cavities or intrinsic damage. A dental checkup can help identify the cause of the discomfort, and also help to protect the smile from further wear.

Enjoy Better Comfort, Protect Your Teeth with Dental Treatment

If you are suffering from bruxism, there are a few ways your dentist might be able to help prevent further wear to your teeth, and also to improve your comfort. A sleep appliance, for instance, is similar to the kind of mouthguard worn during athletic events and orthodontic treatment. Yet a sleep appliance helps to eliminate the chance of grinding teeth as one sleeps, helping to prevent further wear and discomfort.

Ready to Protect Your Smile?

If you could be suffering from bruxism it’s best to schedule a dental appointment as soon as possible. Prompt detection and treatment is the best way to protect the smile. Call Stephens and Gatewood Dentistry on Cypresswood Drive at 281-320-2000 to schedule a restorative consultation. Located in Spring, TX, we also proudly serve the residents of Houston, The Woodlands, Tomball, Cypress, and all surrounding communities.