Do you often find yourself clenching and grinding your teeth? You may have bruxism. Bruxism is a condition that many people may not realize they have as it often occurs unconsciously. That is why it is key to visit the dentist and get treatment earlier rather than later. Dr. Karim Naguib and his professional team offer treatment for bruxism at Premier Dental Care. His offices are in the Palmdale and Lancaster areas.
Signs of Bruxism
There are multiple common symptoms that accompany chronic teeth grinding and clenching:
- Worn teeth
- Jaw pain
- Teeth clenching
- Tooth sensitivity
- Chronic headaches
- Facial pain
- Muscle tenderness
- Fractured teeth
- Loose teeth
Over time with increased tension tooth enamel can weaken and break down. Clenching or grinding teeth increases pressure on teeth that is 40 times stronger than the pressure exerted from normal chewing. During sleep, if the pressure of teeth grinding is not alleviated, those who have problems with night bruxism may have weakened gums and teeth. Bruxism can cause severe damage to teeth, jaw muscles, and joints if left untreated. However, there is a solution.
Before treatment, Dr. Naguib will assess your teeth and gums as well as discuss your budget and goals with you. This is done to determine what treatment aligns with your needs.
Oral appliances that are worn during the day or at night can be used to stop mild to moderate bruxism at the source. Oral appliances act like mouth guards and prevent teeth from grinding together. They also take the pressure off of the jaw and allow teeth to properly align. After receiving treatment with oral appliances, some patients may need restorative treatment. If teeth have been worn down or damaged due to bruxism, they can receive dental crowns to protect teeth from further wear and tear.
Request an Appointment Today
Stop bruxism from damaging your teeth. Call Premier Dental Care’s Lancaster office at (661) 948-6700 or schedule an appointment online here. You can call our Palmdale office at (661) 273-6565 and schedule an appointment online here. Dr. Naguib and his professional staff are proud to treat patients with comfortable and comprehensive care.