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Can Chronic Jaw Pain Lead To More Problems?

Waking up with a tender, aching jaw can certainly lead to a bad day. Unfortunately, for patients who do not address chronic jaw pains, the consequences can be more lasting, and more troublesome. Patients who suffer from a teeth grinding habit are putting constant pressure on their jaw joints throughout the night, while also putting incredible stress on their teeth. If you have continued to experience this problem, known as bruxism, you can develop serious issues with the condition of your smile. You may also notice that you have more difficulty with basic tasks like biting and chewing. Seeking help from your dentist can mean no more waking up to pain, and no more risk of complications from bruxism and TMJ dysfunction.

Ignoring Bruxism Can Lead To Serious Dental Damage

Patients who continue to grind their teeth night after night can eventually do serious damage to them. If you are experiencing this condition, you should know that the damage is serious enough to potentially require restorative dental work. Patients who exhibit excess wear and tear on teeth may be self-conscious about how their appearance suffers. After addressing bruxism, some patients will look into cosmetic dental care to improve on their smile.

Reducing Chronic Pain By Undergoing Treatment For Bruxism And TMJ Issues

Your dentist can supply you with a special oral appliance that can support your jaw joints, and keep your teeth safe, while you sleep. By inserting it before bed each night, you can put an effective end to ongoing issues. In some cases, Botox can be used to relieve symptoms of jaw troubles like tightness and pain.

Talk To Modern Dentistry Of Shrewsbury About Chronic Jaw Pain

At Modern Dentistry of Shrewsbury, our office can help you when you experience jaw pains related to bruxism and TMJ dysfunction. With the right treatment, you can rest through the night without potentially debilitating issues created by bruxism, and spend your day free of chronic jaw problems. 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 offer our services to patients from Worcester, North and South Grafton, Westborough, Southborough, Northborough, Boylston, Hopkinton, Millbury, and all surrounding communities.