How do you treat teeth grinding?
The type of treatment we choose to alleviate teeth grinding (bruxism, or bruxing) depends on its cause. In most cases, teeth grinding, or bruxism, occurs while you are sleeping. This constant force can cause deterioration of your teeth and dental work. It can also cause problems with your jaw joints (TMJ).
Causes of Teeth Grinding
There are many different reasons for teeth grinding, but the treatment most commonly used at Summit Dental Group to prevent damage to your teeth and the development of TMJ problems is a custom-made night guard that is worn during sleep.
Bruxism is often thought to be related to stress, but grinding of your teeth may also be a result of a misaligned dental bite. Since there are so many reasons why people grind their teeth, a thorough dental exam is needed to make sure we choose the correct treatment.
Teeth grinding is an issue that needs to be addressed promptly in order to reduce the risk of developing more serious dental problems. If you have questions about treatment for your teeth grinding, please contact our Dillon dental office and we will be happy to arrange an appointment to help relieve your symptoms and get you the help you need.