Is teeth grinding bad for my oral health?
Teeth grinding (bruxism) is annoying and can cause troublesome symptoms like headaches and neck and jaw pain. Aside from these problems, constant teeth grinding and clenching can put your oral health in jeopardy.
Some of oral health problems associated with chronic teeth grinding include:
- Premature erosion of natural healthy tooth structure
- Deterioration of the jawbone
- Tooth loss
We have various treatment options available at our Pelham dental office to help you if you experience constant teeth grinding. Our goal is to work with you to find the most effective solution that is appropriate for your specific needs, with the objective of providing a long-term solution to chronic dental grinding.
Bruxism is most often the result of a misaligned dental bite. In order to evaluate your situation and provide effective treatment, we need to perform a “bite analysis.” This information helps us determine the reason for your teeth grinding by helping us understand the balance between the jaw joint, jaw muscles, and the way in which your teeth come into contact when biting or chewing.
Once we establish a diagnosis, Dr. Moore can fit you with an FDA-approved device that is designed specifically to reduce headaches and migraines associated with teeth grinding. This device works to alleviate painful symptoms by balancing your bite.
However, the only way to determine the exact cause of your symptoms and the best treatment for you is to contact our Pelham dental office and arrange for a consultation. We will work with you to find the solution that best fits your needs and restores your quality of life.
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