Teeth grinding, or bruxism, is a common affliction among many of our patients. Most cases are mild and rarely result in any serious harm. However, others are more server, even chronic, and can cause real problems for your oral health. Let Dr. Gielincki and the rest of us at the Jacksonville Center for Prosthodontics and Implant Dentistry help get your grinding under control.
The Causes of Bruxism
The reasons people grind their teeth aren’t entirely clear. In fact, bruxism has been linked to a variety of conditions, including sleep apnea, jaw position, strain and even psychological conditions. Fortunately, we do have ways to repair and reduce the harm done. After a thorough oral examination and consultation, our team can provide preventive treatment options to protect your teeth.
The Effects of Grinding Your Teeth
Teeth grinding can have serious effects on both your teeth and your overall health. Grinding is associated with chronic headaches, jaw pain, bone structure abnormalities and muscle strain. Additional dental problems include:
If you suspect you’re grinding your teeth, contact our office immediately. Our qualified prosthodontist can determine the extent of the damage and provide the necessary treatment.
At the Jacksonville Center for Prosthodontics and Implant Dentistry, we can help our teeth grinding patients restore the damage done, as well as provide preventative care to stop further harm. We can fit you with a mouth guard to wear during sleep that protects your enamel and eases jaw tension. Additionally, we can perform tooth adjustments to correct for irregular bite patterns and repair any damage done to crowns, fillings and dental implants.
If you’re grinding your teeth, don’t delay in getting the treatment you need. We are located in Jacksonville, FL, contact us today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Gielincki and learn how to preserve your perfect smile!