Bruxism Treatment

Protect Your Oral Health from Teeth Grinding

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Why Treat Bruxism?

If you grind or clench your teeth, you may be part of the 10 percent of the population who suffers from bruxism.* Although it often goes undetected until a dentist recognizes dental damage, the condition is often associated with other disorders such as sleep apnea, stress or anxiety. Seeking treatment after you have been diagnosed with bruxism can help prevent further damage to your teeth, frequent headaches and temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD).

Symptoms of Bruxism

  • Teeth Grinding or Clenching
  • Chipped or Fractured Teeth
  • Worn Teeth
  • Soreness of the Jaw
  • Tooth Sensitivity

Pain-Relieving Treatment

Simple at-home treatments such as cold compresses and stress management may help relieve some of the pain associated with minor cases of bruxism. However, for more severe cases, we may discuss the option of an occlusal adjustment to relieve your pain. An occlusal adjustment changes your bite pattern so that the teeth come together properly, which helps protect them from damage, or prepares your mouth for successful dental implant placement. With over eight years in practice, Dr. Steven Van Scoyoc has developed an understanding of how occlusion can affect the success of dental implants. Bruxism puts the placement of implants at risk as it presents the possibility of damage or failure to your new tooth or teeth.

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Stop the pain with an occlusal adjustment