Written by: on August 8, 2016 @ 1:40 pm

womanwonderingcurlyThe bad news with bruxism is that patients don’t always recognize themselves clenching or grinding their teeth. This is often simply because the majority of the habit occurs during sleep. The good news is that even if nobody calls you out on this behavior, you may be able to figure out that you need treatment by thinking about how you feel. Let’s consider some sensation-based symptoms that will give you the green light to schedule a visit to talk about bruxism treatment.

Teeth May Feel Sensitive

Due to the constant pressure and/or friction associated with bruxism, the disorder can lead to teeth that feel quite sensitive. While sensitivity is related to multiple possible issues, both functional and hygiene related, it’s still a sign that you need to give us a call. Whether it’s bruxism treatment or another form of care that you need, we will figure it out and improve your oral health.

Tooth Surfaces May Feel Eroded

Do you feel like the chewing surfaces of your teeth are somewhat flatter than they once were? If so, this may be the result of chronic grinding or clenching, which can damage your bite and your ability to successfully chew. We can address your issue with bruxism treatment and we can repair your damaged teeth.

Your Jaw May Feel Different

Your jaw joints (also called your TMJs, which is an abbreviation for temporomandibular joints) absorb a great amount of pressure as a result of normal daily chewing and speaking. If you are grinding or clenching your teeth, this may push that pressure to a degree that overwhelms your TMJs, leading to a feeling of fatigue, soreness, pain, and tenderness. Bruxism treatment can address the habit, while protecting your jaw joints.

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Catogories: Bruxism

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