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How To Combat Teeth Grinding

Do you often find yourself clenching or grinding your teeth? You may not even notice that you are doing it. Millions of Americans are diagnosed with bruxism, or teeth grinding, each year. Bruxism often occurs unconsciously during sleep or in stressful situations. However, there are treatments for bruxism, as well as several common symptoms.

Symptoms of Bruxism

Some common signs that you may be clenching or grinding your teeth can include:

  • Headaches
  • Jaw Pain
  • Stress
  • Anxiety
  • Lockjaw
  • Loose Teeth
  • Flattened Teeth
  • Sore Gums
  • Tooth Pain
  • Tooth Sensitivity
  • Worn Teeth
  • Fractured Teeth

Treatment Options for Bruxism

There are multiple treatment options for bruxism that the professionals at Family & Spa Dentistry offer patients:

Mouth Guard

One treatment that prevents teeth clenching and grinding is a removable mouth guard. A mouth guard can be worn by patients at night or during the day and is used to align teeth while keeping them protected from further wear and tear. The guard is custom-fit for utmost comfort.

Bite Correction Therapy

Teeth can also be reshaped to correct a patient’s bite. Bite correction relieves pain and pressure put on teeth and the jaw. The procedure also allows teeth to align properly so that bites are more balanced. Crooked and uneven teeth may be prone to bruxism, so bite correction can be used to stop symptoms at the source.

Dental Crowns

In severe cases of bruxism where teeth have worn down or broken, patients may need dental crowns. Family & Spa Dentistry offers CEREC dental crowns, which can be implanted in just one office visit. Dental crowns are made of high-quality ceramic that conforms to teeth for a natural look.

You can learn more about further bruxism treatment options that we offer our patients here.

Schedule an Appointment

Are you tired of tooth and jaw pain? If you find you are suffering from the symptoms mentioned, your oral pain may be caused by bruxism. Dr. Donna Vagnozzi-Bucci & Associates at Family & Spa Dentistry offer treatment that properly aligns and protects teeth for long-lasting results. To take control of your bruxism, call us at (609) 303-3058 or schedule an appointment with us online here.