In the land of preventive dentistry, we are focused wholly on protecting every aspect of your oral health. This means that one part of the journey is keeping your smile free of plaque, so you may avoid hygiene-related concerns. This also means keeping your smile’s supportive muscles and structures (like jaw joints) in working order, so you may avoid functional problems like bruxism disorder. Not sure what this is? Let’s introduce you to the topic – remember to let us know if it sounds like something you have been experiencing.
About The Problem
The functional problem we know as bruxism disorder is simple to understand. It is a chronic habit that you perform involuntarily (without conscious awareness that you’re doing it). You will grind your teeth, clench your teeth, or both. Unfortunately, this can lead to significant oral health damage. Fortunately, we can treat the problem before the damage occurs.
Common Symptoms Of The Disorder
Bruxism disorder is easy to identify if someone happens to tell you, “Hey, you’re grinding your teeth” or asks, “Why are you clenching your teeth?” Unfortunately, this doesn’t always happen. As a result, you will need to rely on some common symptoms as your red flags, which include the following:
- The border of your tongue looks chewed or scalloped
- Your teeth feel extremely sensitive or sore
- Your jaws feel sore
- Your teeth are displaying erosion on chewing surfaces
How To Respond
Call us if you have even the smallest inkling that you may require bruxism treatment. We will schedule an appointment for you, examine your smile, talk about your experience, and offer treatment if you require it.