Bruxism is a common dental condition in which you grind and clench your teeth. While it is more common to grind and clench teeth while asleep, this problem can occur at any time. Teeth grinding and clenching causes and contributes to a wide range of dental and health problems, including:
- Broken, chipped and fractured teeth
- Excessively worn teeth
- Broken oral appliances
- Headaches and migraines
- Earaches and tinnitus (ear ringing)
- Sore jaw joints and TMJ disorders
- Tension and pain in the head, neck and shoulders
- Pain and tightness in jaw muscles
If left untreated, bruxism can lead to significant problems in your overall health and quality of life. Fortunately, there are several treatments available to help alleviate bruxism so that you can stop grinding your teeth. These treatments range from relaxation exercises to the use of oral appliances such as night guards and NTI-tss devices. During your consultation, Dr. Shaileshkumar Bhatt will thoroughly examine your mouth to determine which type of treatment will be most effective for your bruxism.
Once your teeth grinding and clenching has been brought under control, our dentist will work with you to create a treatment plan to repair any damage and restore your smile to full health, function and beauty.
For more information about bruxism in San Bernardino, California, and to schedule an appointment with our experienced dentist, please contact Arrowhead Family Dentistry at 909-889-3300.