Bruxism or grinding of the teeth is a condition that often results from undue stress during the day, or from some other cause. Without realizing it, you may be clenching, grinding, or gnashing your teeth
while you sleep.
In some cases, patients are also subject to bruxism during the daytime.
The fact that it’s an involuntary action makes it difficult to prevent or curb.
When it occurs during sleep, it’s very possible that bruxism is accompanied by other disorders such as snoring or sleep apnea.
If you have a very mild case of bruxism, it may not require any kind of treatment. However, with some people, it can become so severe that they wake up with:
You should recognize the symptoms of bruxism so that you can seek treatment before any actual damage does occur.
When you recognize any of these symptoms, it might be a good idea to consult with Dr. Maitri Patel about treatment for bruxism.
The most important thing for people to understand about bruxism is that you should consult with Dr. Maitri Patel
as soon you suspect it’s happening to you. This is because some considerable damage can be done if bruxism is allowed to persist for any length of time.
If you have experienced any of the symptoms described above, you should contact Dr. Patel at her Ocoee, FL dental clinic so we can determine the cause of your tooth grinding.
Once we know what’s causing your nighttime tooth grinding, we’ll be able to devise a treatment program that is most effective for managing it. You can help yourself by trying to lower your stress levels throughout the day.
If necessary, we can prescribe a custom-fitted occlusal guard which will at least cushion your mouth during your sleep time. This will serve to limit any damage done to your mouth and spare you from the worst effects of bruxism.
Some of our dental patients are bothered by persistent bruxism, or teeth grinding. When you visit Dr. Maitri Patel at her Ocoee, FL dental clinic, we will attempt to find out the reason for your bruxism, so that the most appropriate form of treatment can be used.
right away if you become troubled by bruxism before any serious damage can take place with your teeth, your jaw, or with neck and shoulder muscles.