Bruxism, or teeth grinding effects millions of people. A condition that generally occurs during sleep, it has been difficult to diagnose. Teeth grinding causes a range of oral health concerns and left untreated can begin to effect the quality of your life. Grinding or clenching teeth can lead to complex TMJ concerns. Dr. David Weinstock is highly trained and experienced in the diagnosis and treatment of teeth grinding.
If you experience frequent headaches, fatigue, or jaw pain, you may grind your teeth. Commonly patients who grind their teeth feel tension or soreness in their necks and jaw daily. This pain can become debilitating. Grinding teeth can also cause chipping, wear and cracking to otherwise healthy teeth, compromising your oral health.
What are the signs and symptoms of teeth grinding?
- Worn teeth
- Dull or abraded tooth enamel
- Tooth Sensitivity
- Broken fillings and/or crowns
- Headaches, especially in the morning
- Jaw pain or soreness
- Popping or clicking in the jaw
What are the treatment options for teeth grinding?
While there is never a one size fits all treatment option for any dental health concerns, Dr. Weinstock may recommend an oral sleep guard appliance. A discreet and comfortable device, you oral sleep appliance will be custom fabricated to fit your teeth and gums for optimal comfort and protection. Your night guard will help prevent your teeth from grinding while you sleep for relief from associated symptoms. The night guard also helps protect your teeth from further wear or damage.
Schedule Your Consultation
If you have been told, or suspect you may be grinding your teeth in your sleep or clenching your jaw, contact our Philadelphia, PA dentist office to find relief. Dr. Weinstock will conduct a thorough oral health exam and analyze your bite function to determine the best route of treatment for your optimal oral health.