Bruxism, otherwise known as grinding your teeth, is a problem that impacts many people. It can be caused by people that suffer from anxiety or are extremely stressed, but it can also be a result of crooked teeth or an abnormal bite. On some occasions, sleep disorders such as sleep apnea will also cause bruxism. It can be hard at times to know if we are victims of teeth grinding since it mostly occurs in sleep but some tell-tale signs are when you wake up with a headache, a sore jaw, or perhaps your significant other can be an eye-witness to it!
If you think that you have been grinding your teeth or clenching your jaw, then you should go visit us to talk to one of our dentists so that we can help you! It may not seem like a major issue, but the effects of this condition can be permanent. It can result in teeth fractures, loosening, or the overall loss of teeth. Crowns and other dental work as such would have to be done, and that is the last thing we want!
Another issue as a result of clenching and grinding teeth is a constant headache. I don’t know about you, but that is something I just cannot live with! Headaches can cause you more stress than you already deal with, and it causes irritability towards others around you. That is why it is just simply something we cannot have, especially when your dentist has the solution. The facial or jaw pain you experience can also be a result of teeth clenching and can lead to more headaches.
One of the more serious issues that can develop from untreated teeth clenching and grinding is a TMJ disorder. No one wants to have to experience the unbearable jaw clicking from TMJ disorders because not only is it annoying for you, it is usually painful as well.
All in all, teeth grinding just is not a good time, and if you know you suffer from it or suspect so, it is time to get the help you need! At Parklane Dental, we promise to listen to all your concerns and help you in every way possible. We understand that these issues can be problematic and disrupting your life. It is time for that to change. Give us a call so that we may schedule an appointment to start your treatment.