Bruxism, or teeth grinding, can occur unconsciously during sleep or in stressful situations when awake. The condition effects about 8% of adults and can be caused by stress and anxiety, as well as missing, crooked, or misaligned teeth. Factors such as smoking and tobacco use, alcohol consumption, caffeine use, and fatigue can also affect bruxism.
Signs of Bruxism
There are multiple common signs of the condition to be aware of, including:
- Jaw pain
- Worn teeth
- Muscle tenderness
- Chronic facial pain
- Increased tooth sensitivity
Despite these symptoms, bruxism can be treated by the professionals in our Payette area office. Call us at (208) 243-9807 for comfortable care. Our professional dental team will be happy to find a solution that works with your particular budget, goals, and oral health needs.
Treatment Options for Bruxism
At Payette Dental, it is our mission to provide patients with the best of the best treatment options. Treatment for bruxism is no exception. Some of the teeth grinding treatment options that we offer include:
Similar to a mouth guard, a night guard is used to prevent teeth from clenching and grinding at the source. This solution is custom-fit to teeth to keep teeth aligned. Professional-grade night guards are also more effective than over-the-counter options because they conform to teeth. In addition, night guards prevent further damage to teeth.
In severe cases of teeth clenching and grinding when teeth have been worn and damaged, restorative treatment may be needed. Porcelain veneers, dental crowns, or tooth bonding can help restore the appearance of teeth. Porcelain veneers are used if an entire row of teeth is completely worn and offers a brighter appearance to dull teeth. Dental crowns fit over specific teeth that have been damaged from wear and tear. Tooth bonding uses a resin that is adhered to teeth as a cover. Restorative dentistry not only protects teeth from further wear but improves their appearance.
Schedule an Appointment
Do you suffer from chronic teeth clenching and grinding? Call Dr. Hyder and the team at Payette Dental for comprehensive care at (208) 243-9807. You can also schedule an appointment with our professional team online here.