Grinding your teeth may seem insignificant to your dental health and may be low on your list of worries, but it can have significant consequences if not treated.
What is Bruxism?
Bruxism is a condition where you grind and clench your teeth. You may not even realize you are causing this tension in your mouth and in many cases, you may make these movements while you are sleeping.
While very mild cases of Bruxism are not serious and may not require any treatment, if it is left untreated or the condition becomes too severe, you can experience headaches, damaged teeth, jaw pain, and much more.
How is Bruxism Caused?
There are many reasons you may grind and clench your teeth. However, one of the most common is stress. It is also common to see these movements in young children and teenagers. Some individuals with other health problems such as mental and physical health issues are also prone to this condition as well.
What Should I Look For?
There are several signs of Bruxism that will occur in both adults and children. A few common signs to watch for include:
- Pain in the jaw, face, or neck
- Frequent headaches
- Unexplained damage in the mouth
- Teeth that are flat or worn
- Waking up in the night due to pain around the jaw
If you are concerned that you or a family member may need treatment for Bruxism, do not delay. Treatments are available to help you live comfortably, happily, and pain-free. Call Arenson Dental today to schedule your appointment and to receive the Bruxism treatment you need.