What is Bruxism?
Bruxism is a name for a condition where a person grinds or clenches their teeth. It is important to prevent teeth grinding to avoid dental problems like worn teeth, gum disease and TMJ issues.
Common Symptoms of Bruxism
- Premature wear on teeth
- Abraded tooth enamel
- Sensitive teeth
- Broken fillings and/or crowns
- Headaches, especially in the morning
- Jaw pain or soreness
Treatment for Tooth Grinding
As with most dental concerns, there is no one-size-fits-all solution for teeth grinding. Dr. Caves will evaluate your condition and design a treatment plan based on your condition.
Teeth Grinding Mouth Guard
This removable appliance is best suited for patients with a balanced bite and healthy TMJ. The teeth grinding mouth guard is worn at night to protect teeth from grinding and clenching.
If your teeth are not in proper alignment, Dr. Caves may refer you to a local orthodotnist for treatment. There are many options for patients including traditional braces, short term braces and invisible braces.
Also known as bite correction therapy, this treatment involves making a series of adjustments to the teeth so that they fit together properly and eliminate stress and pressure.
Once the bruxism has been successfully managed, the next step is often to repair worn or broken teeth. Dr. Caves is one of the leading cosmetic dentists in Columbus, GA and offers a wide range of procedures to restore beauty to the smile.