As a response to stress, some patients grinding their teeth unconsciously, often the day but it’s more common during sleeping. The trouble is, the constant pressure and motion can do serious damage to your teeth and the muscles and tissues in and around the jaw. Thankfully, though, this condition, known as bruxism, can be remedied.
The Trouble with Bruxism
Bruxism can result in a number of uncomfortable symptoms, like headaches and facial pain. It can also contribute to TMJ (temporomandibular joint) dysfunction, which has other side effects associated with pain in the head and neck. What’s more, as your teeth rub together over time, this can create surface wear, which will cause dental problems.
How can you stop bruxism? A thorough evaluation at our Coplay office will allow Dr. Salivonchik to check your teeth, tissues, and muscles. If he determines that you’re struggling with bruxism, he can help you treat your grinding with a special appliance called a nightguard. A nightguard will prevent your grinding and clenching and, in some cases, eliminate the problem.
Are you struggling with frequent headaches, facial pain, or other symptoms? Call our Coplay office to schedule an appointment with us. We serve patients from Whitehall, Allentown, Bethlehem, Easton, The Poconos, and all surrounding areas.
Finally, relief from bruxism can be yours!