Grinding or clenching of the teeth, known as bruxism, can lead to numerous problems if left untreated.
Do you ever experience jaw discomfort, frequent headaches, or tooth pain? If so, it may be because you’re straining your teeth and jaw without realizing it.
In this blog post, we’ll discuss the causes and symptoms of bruxism, as well as treatment options. We also advise what steps you need to take if you think you may have bruxism.
Many things can cause the grinding or clenching of teeth, such as:
For some people, this may happen occasionally, and they may not even realize it. However, for others, bruxism occurs daily to the point where it causes chronic pain and discomfort.
If you think you’re grinding or clenching your teeth, consult an experienced orthodontist like Dr. Yazji for an examination. They will be able to diagnose you and provide information about treatment options.
Besides grinding or clenching of the teeth, there are a number of symptoms associated with bruxism, such as:
If grinding or clenching occurs at night, you may also experience tooth pain or soreness the next day.
If you have bruxism, there are treatment options available.
The most common treatments are:
If you or your children have bruxism, it is essential to seek treatment as soon as possible. Preventing further damage to your teeth is vital for maintaining good oral health.
Bruxism, or grinding or clenching of the teeth, can be a serious problem if left untreated. Therefore, discussing treatment options with an experienced orthodontist is crucial if you think you may have bruxism. They will be able to diagnose you and provide information about treatment options.
Orthodontics can correct the problem and prevent further damage to your teeth. Start your journey to a healthy smile today, don’t delay feeling better and book a complimentary consultation with Dr. Maria Yazji. Dr. Yazji has helped 1000’s of patients since 1995. She can surely help you achieve a healthy, beautiful smile.
Click here to schedule an orthodontic consultation in Miami, Brickell, or Weston with Dr. Yazji today. We can provide you with a comprehensive examination and develop a treatment plan that is right for you.
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