Have you been told that you are suffering from the grinding and clenching of your teeth that we refer to as bruxism? If so, you have some idea that this dental disorder may result in significant daily discomfort as well as long-term damage. However, if you have not yet become familiar with the details, you may find that you don’t feel much urgency when it comes to seeking bruxism treatment. We would like to offer you some compelling details that will give you the motivation you need to schedule a visit with us as soon as possible.
The Problems With Ignoring Bruxism
If you choose to ignore bruxism rather than seek bruxism treatment, you will first experience uncomfortable symptoms that may become more widespread than you may have imagined possible. Beyond tooth sensitivity, you may deal with headaches, sore jaws, facial discomfort, and even ringing in your ears. As a natural result of bruxism, damage will eventually occur and may include the following:
- Eroded teeth that require restoration
- Fractured teeth
- Broken teeth
- TMJ disorder
Seeking Bruxism Treatment Is Simple
We often note that patients avoid scheduling visits – even for something as gentle and noninvasive as bruxism treatment – because they are not sure what to expect. Fortunately, this treatment solution is comfortable and easy to practice. When you get into bed each night, you will wear a dental device to keep your teeth from touching. As a result, you will not be able to grind or clench, which takes pressure off of both your teeth as well as your TMJs (jaw joints).