Teeth Grinding: Symptoms and Treatments
Have you found yourself waking up in the morning with jaw pain? Have a headache that won’t go away? Has your sleep partner been woken up in the middle of the night from the sounds of your grinding teeth? You might have Bruxism.
Bruxism (Teeth Grinding)
Bruxism is the medical term for a condition in which you grind or clench your teeth. This most often occurs at night, but daytime clenching is also common. Most of the time, you don’t know you have this condition until someone points it out to you.
If you ignore these symptoms, you may risk serious complications in your future health. You can damage your teeth and jaw, develop tension headaches and facial pain, and you risk complications similar to those of patiences with TMJ.
Thankfully, bruxism is easily manageable. The most common and effective solution is to use a mouth guard. Mouth guards help protect your teeth from damage and can also alleviate jaw pain associated with teeth grinding or clenching.
At Lemon Family Dental, Dr. Lemon will discuss your teeth grinding problems and set you up with a custom-fit mouth guard. With a high-quality and custom mouth guard and routine checkups with Dr. Lemon, you (and your sleep partner) will be off to a better, healthier night’s sleep.