Bruxism (Teeth Grinding) Treatment in Glendale, NY
Do you often wake up in the morning with a headache and cannot seem to figure out the cause? Does your jaw feel sore at any time throughout the day, especially after you wake up?
If so, you may be suffering from a condition called bruxism (commonly called teeth grinding). Bruxism can occur throughout the night while you sleep or throughout the day, especially if you are undergoing stress or anxiety.
Symptoms of Bruxism
Bruxism Can Have the Following Symptoms:
- ringing in the ears
- frequent headaches
- tooth pain or sensitivity
- jaw joint pain or soreness (near the ears)
- damaged or chipped teeth, broken crowns, teeth worn down flat
- muscle soreness (jaw and/or facial muscles)
If you find yourself suffering from the same symptoms or similar symptoms, it is best to get checked as soon as possible. Teeth grinding can lead to more significant dental problems and other health problems if not diagnosed and treated properly.
Types of Treatment for Bruxism
A night guard is the most common form of treatment for bruxism. It is made up of a medical grade plastic and provides a cushion between the top and bottom teeth, thereby protecting the teeth from harsh pressure and grinding.
If you live in or near Glendale, New York and you would like to get your symptoms checked by our dentist, contact us today. We are more than happy to discuss your symptoms and provide teeth grinding treatment. It is time to get relief from your teeth grinding problem.