You know something isn’t the way it used to be with your smile. However, you’re having a very hard time figuring out what’s causing your current change. Maybe it’s the way your smile feels. Maybe it’s the way your smile looks. Perhaps someone even made a comment to you about the way your smile sounds but it wasn’t sounding like the popping or snapping of TMJ problems. When you feel like you’re facing a cloud of mystery that’s stopping you from being able to connect symptoms to the root of the oral health issue, remember: It could be the ever-elusive bruxism disorder! Learn more from our Southlake, TX team!
Your Teeth Feel Sensitive
Uh oh! If your teeth feel sensitive, you may start worrying about all sorts of things. You might convince yourself that you have cavities in each and every one of your teeth or that something extremely strange is going on. We remind you: All over sensitivity is often the result of bruxism disorder. Remember, this is a problem that happens when you’re either grinding your teeth together or clenching them. Over time, too much friction wears teeth down and pressure may cause fractures. This can cause widespread discomfort. Can we help you with this? You bet we can! Call us soon.
Your Jaw Joints Feel Tired
Just think about how much energy it takes for your jaw joints, ligaments, and surrounding muscles to move all day and maybe all night, as you grind or clench thanks to bruxism disorder. Like any other tissues and systems, they’ll get tired and they’ll become sore. If you notice this in and around your jaw joints, remember to see us. If it’s bruxism, all it takes is simple, cushioning treatment with a nightguard.
Your Teeth Look…Sort Of Worn
Can you tell that your teeth look like someone has filed them down a bit? Do the cusps of your teeth look and feel somewhat flattened? Of course, you don’t want this to happen because it can alter your bite, making eating difficult, and more. Don’t forget: We offer not only bruxism treatment but also restorative care for any damage!
Your Face Feels Different Or Hurts!
We know that having pain in your face is weird. However, it’s also a common sign of bruxism disorder. If it happens to you, come on in!
Someone Said You’re Making Noises
Making funny noises that someone hears and mentions to you? Don’t disregard it. Call us!
Treat Bruxism Disorder By Starting With A Visit
Visit us soon to find out if the changes you are experiencing and that seem mysterious are related to bruxism disorder or something else! Move forward with the suggested care to recover your oral health. Schedule care with your Southlake, TX dentist today by calling Gregory Wright, DDS at (817) 481-7999. We gladly serve patients from Southlake and surrounding areas.