The primary goal of bruxism treatment is to stop the friction and pressure associated with bruxism disorder. Can’t remember what this is? In short, it’s the problem that affects your smile’s function in which you are unintentionally grinding your teeth, clenching them, or doing both. Over time, it leads to serious problems and side effects, which may result in a need for additional services (often of the restorative nature, due to damage). So, you may wonder, what types of additional concerns are you preventing when you choose to visit our Southlake, TX practice to treat bruxism? Let’s explore a few major details!
We may determine when you come to us for dental sensitivity that you’re dealing with upset nerves due to bruxism disorder. Or, if we detect bruxism nice and early, you may not ever get to the point of experiencing this symptom. It happens because the constant grinding and clenching may irritate nerves. It may also remove some of your enamel or cause little fissures that bring nerves closer to the surface. Bruxism treatment will stop the grinding and the clenching, thereby protecting the structure and physical health of your teeth, so sensitivity is no longer an issue or never becomes one.
#2: Jaw Joint Strain
If you come in for care and receive bruxism treatment (and you follow through with it), you will be doing something quite wonderful for your jaw joints! It is very important for you to remember that whether it’s grinding or clenching that is the primary component of your bruxism disorder, both can place an enormous amount of stress on your jaw joints (or TMJs). Over time, this will take its toll, and can even lead to TMJ disorder or greatly worsen an existing case. By cushioning your bite and keeping the bruxing from happening, you protect your TMJs, too.
#3: Physical Damage
Bruxism treatment will help you avoid physical damage by stopping the grinding and clenching (or at least significantly limiting it). You know that consistent grinding over time can literally grind down your teeth. You know, too, that pressure from clenching can crack and break teeth over time. When the pressure and friction are gone, the chance for extensive damage is gone, and you no longer have to worry about trauma that will require restorative treatments for improvement. Instead, you can sidestep damage and enjoy a healthier smile.
Protect Yourself From Bruxism With Treatment
Begin receiving bruxism treatment with our practice, so you can prevent or treat common side effects and damage associated with chronic grinding and clenching. Getting started is as easy as giving us a call! 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.