When you wake up with pain in your teeth and jaws in the mornings, you may be dealing with the consequences of bruxism. People who habitually find themselves experiencing this type of discomfort may be unaware that they are grinding their teeth while sleep. It should be noted that this condition, bruxism, can lead to more than just an unpleasant morning. If you do nothing about the problem, you can create more wear and tear on your teeth. This can turn into serious damage, even to the point that a tooth extraction is required. Your bruxism may be related to TMJ dysfunction. In some cases, patients with TMJ problems develop a teeth grinding habits, but it is possible for teeth grinding to be what leads to TMJ issues. If you are experiencing both concerns, your dentist can work to help restore your oral health.
Deal With Bruxism Before You Suffer Dental Damage
It is important to move quickly to seek help if you suspect you are dealing with bruxism. If nothing is done, the wear and tear on your teeth can accumulate, and lead to real troubles. Minor damage can call for cosmetic dental work, as visible wear and tear can make your teeth less attractive, and make you appear older. For more serious damage, restorative dental work can be needed.
Preventive Care Can Lead To Issues Like Bruxism Being Caught And Treated
In the course of a dental checkup, your dentist can identify problems like TMJ dysfunction and bruxism, and talk to you about your treatment options. Taking prompt action against oral health issues can limit your overall risk of more serious trouble, and help you keep your smile in better condition.
Tired Of Dealing With Pain From Bruxism? Talk To Modern Dentistry Of Shrewsbury
Bruxism can create discomfort, and without treatment, it can put your oral health at real risk. You can count on expert care from Modern Dentistry of Shrewsbury. In addition to helping you deal with bruxism, you can also count on any needed care to deal with additional problems your condition created. Contact us to schedule an appointment with Dr. Pizzi, Dr. Mehdi, and colleagues by calling our office at (508) 842-8838. Located in Shrewsbury, MA, we provide expert care and attention for patients from Worcester, North and South Grafton, Westborough, Southborough, Northborough, Boylston, Hopkinton, Millbury, and all surrounding communities.