If you grind or clench your teeth while sleeping, then you could be causing serious damage to your smile. Dr. Murray and Dr. Mazur can help you with this problem by providing bruxism treatment in Lafayette, IN. Our dentists at Allure Dental can prevent damage to your teeth when you visit us for appliances that stop you from grinding and clenching.
Bruxing, commonly known as tooth grinding, is the clenching together of the bottom and the upper jaw accompanied by the grinding of the lower set of teeth with the upper set. Unfortunately, bruxism is a subconscious behavior so many people don’t even realize they are doing it!
Although it can occur during the waking hours, bruxism most frequently occurs while we sleep. It can lead to pain and cause damage to gums and other oral structures.
Other Symptoms of Bruxism:
- Sore facial muscles, headaches and earaches
- Cosmetic damage
- Sensitive teeth
- Fractured teeth and fillings
- Jaw pain
If you suffer from the symptoms of bruxism, we encourage you to visit our office for care. We provide oral appliances and other procedures which can prevent damage from nightly teeth grinding and clenching. Call our office to learn more about what our bruxism treatment can do for you.