If nothing is done to stop the problem from occurring, bruxism can become a big issue for your appearance, as well as your oral health. People who are affected by bruxism can continually grind their teeth while they sleep, unknowingly putting pressure on their jaw joints, and wearing down their teeth. Over time, the friction created by that clenching can lead to damages that require restorative dental work! Your Shrewsbury, MA dentist’s office can talk to you about managing your issues with bruxism, as well as TMJ dysfunction, which can be related to your problem. You can also count on our practice to help you if you need to do something about dental damage that has already occurred.
Why Do I Keep Grinding My Teeth While Asleep?
Bruxism can be a consequence of several factors. The problem may be with stress in your life, or it can be a side effect of unaddressed problems with TMJ dysfunction. While you may not understand exactly why you have a habit of grinding your teeth, you can receive support in the form of a custom oral appliance from your dentist. When that appliance is in place, it can keep you from grinding down on your teeth, and doing harm to them.
Bruxism And TMJ Dysfunction Are Often Linked
Bruxism and TMJ dysfunction often affect people at the same time. In some cases, this is because bruxism leads to jaw troubles, but it is also possible for your jaw problems to cause you to begin clenching your teeth at night. While bruxism can directly lead to dental damage, TMJ dysfunction can lead to headaches, pains in your face and neck, and limited jaw movement.
Your Dentist Is Ready To Review, And Address, Dental Damage
A custom appliance made by your dentist can help you avoid further harm to your teeth. Unfortunately, you may have already suffered harm. If this is the case, your dentist can perform a review to recommend the appropriate course of action. For milder wear and tear, cosmetic dental work can lead to improvements. You may also require restorative dental work for more significant damage. Modern single-visit dental crowns made at our practice can support teeth, and maintain the look of your smile.
Modern Dentistry Of Shrewsbury Can Help You Defend Your Smile Against Bruxism
If bruxism and TMJ dysfunction are affecting your quality of life, you can turn to Modern Dentistry Of Shrewsbury for support. Our practice is ready to help you manage these problems, and protect your smile. If issues have already occurred because of teeth grinding, you can receive the appropriate care to improve your smile, and protect your oral health. Contact us to schedule an appointment with Dr. Pizzi, Dr. Mehdi, and colleagues by calling our office at (508) 842-8838.