Bruxism is the act of clenching or grinding your teeth. It is most common while you are asleep, but it can also occur during the day. When not treated, bruxism can cause significant damage to your oral health and function. Dr. Dorsey W. Baker can help you stop the damage to your teeth and begin the process of regaining a healthy smile. To make your appointment with our dentist and learn more about treatments for bruxism in Glendale, Arizona, please call us today at 602-942-0623.
Bruxism may occur for a variety of reasons, including stress and misaligned teeth. While it may not seem like a very important problem, bruxism can cause a variety of issues that affect your quality of life and overall health and comfort, including:
- Teeth that are broken, chipped, and worn
- Broken dentures or other oral appliances
- Headaches and migraines
- Earaches and ringing ears
- Sore jaw joints (TMJ/TMD disorders)
- Pain and tightness in the jaw muscles
- Muscle pain and tension in your head, neck, and shoulder muscles
There are several treatments available to help you control your bruxism and prevent further damage, such as mouth guards, NTI-tss device (a type of oral appliances), and BOTOX® treatments. Our dentist may also recommend relaxation and stress management exercises, or other lifestyle changes, to help you de-stress.
Give us a call today at 602-942-0623 for more information about bruxism, and to schedule your consultation with our experienced dentist.