Bruxism: Common Questions Answered

Do you have questions about bruxism disorder? If you’re someone who has recently been diagnosed, then the answer is probably yes. The good news is that it’s fairly simple to become fully educated on the topic of this functional problem, how to handle it, why it’s going on, and what you can do to keep your smile and oral health safe in spite of the grinding and clenching. Gather more facts and schedule a visit with us if you realize it’s time to receive treatment.

Questions and Answers

Question: Why didn’t I realize I had bruxism disorder for such a long time?

Answer: It’s not something that you can usually tell that you’re doing. There are a couple reasons the issue may escape you, including the following: You haven’t been coming in for checkups every six months, so we have not been able to detect it for you. Or, you don’t know you’re doing it but it has not become obvious to those around you (or nobody is comfortable telling you about your symptoms).

Question: What’s going to happen if I just don’t do anything about my bruxism disorder? I don’t feel myself doing it, so is it really going to end up leading to any kind of serious consequences?

Answer: If you leave the problem alone and pretend it isn’t happening, you’re going to end up with mounting damage, erosion, cracked teeth, possibly TMJ disorder, and tooth loss may eventually occur.

Question: What should I do if I think I might have bruxism disorder or I know that I do?

Answer: Schedule a dental checkup. Let us know about your concerns. Remain motivated and cooperative when we suggest treatment, so you can get the issue under control.

Get Your Bruxism Questions Answered With Us

We will be happy to explain bruxism disorder, examine you for signs of grinding or clenching, and offer necessary care. Schedule care with your Southlake, TX dentist today by calling Gregory Wright, DDS at (817) 481-7999. We gladly serve patients from Southlake, Grapevine, Keller, Trophy Club, Colleyville, and surrounding areas.