You may have it in your mind that when your teeth ache, feel sore, etc., that you must have tooth decay. However, when you begin realizing that the problem feels a little different, is widespread, or when you are sure that you don’t have any cavities, you may ask: What on earth is happening to my oral health? Before you panic or assume the worst, our Southlake, TX team encourages you to spend a bit of time becoming more familiar with a functional problem known as bruxism disorder. It might be the often difficult-to-detect issue affecting your smile’s comfort. The wonderful news in all of this? We can absolutely help you figure things out and can treat your smile, too!
Why Bruxism Makes Your Teeth Sore
Bruxism disorder can show up as the culprit behind your sore teeth. Why is this so, you ask? To begin, people who do not suffer from bruxism are not grinding and clenching their teeth throughout the day or night. Compare this to someone with bruxism: That’s a considerable increase in contact between your teeth. Remember, too, that your jaws are very powerful. So, the grinding or clenching that takes place will irritate your nerves. It will also likely cause fissures in your teeth or worn enamel, both of which result in exposed nerves and discomfort.
Why You Definitely Need Treatment With Us
You absolutely should seek treatment with us for sore teeth when it happens. If we determine that you are dealing with bruxism disorder, we offer care that is easy for you to provide for yourself on a daily basis. It’s just about protecting teeth during your sleep (with a comfortable mouth guard) and doing your best throughout the day to let your muscles relax, rather than over-working them. Ready to protect your oral health, so you can avoid serious damage? We can help.
How To Figure This All Out
How can we help, how can you change lifestyle issues that make things worse, and how do you begin receiving bruxism disorder treatment, you ask us? It is so easy! Let us know over the phone that you would like to see our team for an appointment and we will guide you from there!
Detect And Treat Bruxism When You See Our Team
Keep up with your dental checkups and remember that you are always welcome to come in if you notice a change in your oral health. See our team for the care that you need to more easily maintain your smile! 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.