The Signs and Symptoms of Bruxism
It seems that every day your dentist in Port Charlotte, Dr. Dehdashti, must help patients fight against what seems to be, the unknown. While most dental detriments, such as decay or disease, can work without us knowing completely- some of the more “physical” oriented issues can as well. What we are referring to is known as bruxism, or teeth grinding. We say most patients don’t realize this is an ongoing issue because so many will grind their teeth overnight while they sleep, or as an automatic nervous “tick.”
Due to the fact that so many may not completely realize they are committing to this habit, we wanted to share some of the tell-tale signs and symptoms to look out for today:
-Severe jaw or facial pain.
-Loose or excessively sensitive teeth.
-Wear on the teeth, or small cracks forming.
-New popping or clicking sounds when you move your jaw.
And even though this list is not 100% comprehensive, these are some of the most prominent signs that you may need assistance to prevent further grinding damage. Of the types of treatment available, nightly worn mouth guards, behavioral therapy, and stress management classes are usually the most popular forms- with cosmetic types of surgery to correct the problem also being available.
For more information on this topic, or to schedule an appointment with your dentist in Port Charlotte- call our office today at (941) 624-0990.