Dental Issues Commonly Caused by Grinding and Clenching of the Teeth
- Posted on: Dec 30 2022
At Golden Dental Solutions, Drs. Nancy Gill, Dallas Kenson, and Evelyn Qi work alongside Golden, CO, area patients to provide general, cosmetic, and restorative dentistry. They can also diagnose and help patients treat conditions such as bruxism which often contributes to a variety of dental problems. By understanding bruxism and how it impacts the smile, you will be better educated on what you can do to protect your smile from unwanted damage that may or may not be treatable with an experienced team of dental providers. Continue reading to learn more about bruxism and what it can contribute to.
What is bruxism?
Our team at Golden Dental Solutions describes bruxism as a condition that results in clenching and grinding of the teeth. This may occur during the day but is most common at night while patients sleep. While this condition may sound harmless, it can cause a variety of dental problems. When diagnosed and addressed early, it can significantly reduce the risk of dental issues that could otherwise arise.
What are some common dental issues that occur due to bruxism?
Some common dental issues that can occur due to bruxism include:
- Worn down or cracked teeth
- Loose teeth
- Tooth pain/sensitivity
- Temporomandibular joint disorders (TMJ/TMD)
- Chronic headaches and migraines
- Facial pain
What are some treatment options available for patients with bruxism?
It is important to address bruxism in order to prevent these or other dental issues from worsening. Treatment options may include stress management techniques, bite guards or splints, and muscle relaxants. In severe cases, dental surgery may be necessary. Individuals with bruxism need to focus and maintain good oral hygiene while regularly visiting their dentist at Golden Dental Solutions for check-ups and necessary dental care.
Who can I call for help with bruxism?
Drs. Nancy Gill, Dallas Kenson, and Evelyn Qi of Golden Dental Solutions work directly with patients to help them in achieving and maintaining good oral health and wellness–and address other dental problems that can arise. If you have been diagnosed with bruxism and want to protect your smile, connect with our team today by calling 303-277-9600 to request an appointment. We are located in Golden, CO, and are currently open to new patients.
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