Bruxism, or teeth grinding, is a condition that effects about 8% of adults. The condition can be caused by stress and anxiety, as well as missing, crooked, or misaligned teeth. You may unconsciously grind and clench your teeth during the day or at night. 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.
Dr. Brock Hyder may recommend a mouth guard which you can wear in stressful situations or during sleep. The mouth guard will be custom-fit for your comfort. This treatment keeps teeth from clenching and grinding together, preventing further wear and tear. In severe cases, bruxism can result in broken and worn teeth. If you have a severe case of bruxism, Dr. Hyder and his team will help you find a restorative option after further damage is prevented.
Schedule an Appointment
Do you suffer from jaw pain or chronic headaches? Stop your teeth grinding at the source. You can call Dr. Hyder and his team at 208.243.9807 to schedule an appointment today.