At Who Does Your Teeth, we are pleased to offer a full range of services, including bruxism treatments. When you visit our office, Dr. Jeffrey Neal can look for the signs of bruxism and help determine if you clench or grind your teeth. For patients who do have bruxism in Henrico, Virginia, our dentist provides several effective and simple treatments to alleviate your pain and protect your teeth. For more information, please contact us today at 804-447-1435 and schedule your appointment!
Bruxism is a condition where you grind or clench your teeth, either consciously during the day or subconsciously during the night. In many cases, bruxism occurs while you are sleeping, causing many people to be unaware that they have it. Bruxism can lead to several painful and uncomfortable side effects, which can help our dentist determine whether you suffer from bruxism. Some of the most common signs of bruxism include:
- Teeth clenching or grinding, which, in some cases, may be loud enough to wake your partner
- Flattened, chipped, fractured, or loose teeth
- Worn-down tooth enamel, sometimes exposing the inner layers of your tooth
- Tooth sensitivity
- Intense jaw pain or tired jaw muscles
- Headaches that originate around the temples
- Tissue damage on the inside of your cheek from chewing on it
If you notice any signs of bruxism, our dentist can perform a comprehensive and efficient examination to diagnose whether bruxism is the source of your pain. For patients who are diagnosed with bruxism, we offer several treatment plans, including night guards and other oral appliances. Our dentist will help you know which treatment is best for you based on the severity of your bruxism. We invite you to contact us today to learn more about bruxism and how we can help prevent teeth clenching and grinding. We are dedicated to providing the best possible care for your smile.