Do you suffer from chronic jaw pain? Do you often catch yourself grinding or clenching your teeth when anxious or stressed? You may have bruxism, a condition that can be caused by crooked teeth, a misaligned bite, and stress or anxiety. Teeth clenching and grinding can occur unconsciously in anxiety-inducing situations or during sleep, so many patients may not realize that they are damaging their teeth.
The Tyma Trachtenberg Center for Contemporary Dental Health treats patients with bruxism in the Doylestown and Buckingham, PA area. Our experienced dental team takes a patient-centered approach to dentistry. We are committed patient advocates and will find a solution for your dental problems whether it’s found in our office or through coordinated care with a local specialist.
Common Signs and Symptoms of Bruxism
The effects of teeth clenching and grinding can worsen over time. Know the signs of this dental concern before problems increase:
- Worn teeth
- Cracked teeth
- Jaw pain
- Teeth clenching
- Tooth sensitivity
- Chronic headaches
- Facial pain
- Muscle tenderness
- Fractured teeth
- Loose teeth
If you have already noticed any of these symptoms, call Tyma Trachtenberg Dental today at (215) 261-7392. Our dental staff are dedicated to providing thorough care of the highest dental standard.
Our dental team offers custom bite guards for teeth clenching and grinding. These oral appliances work like mouth guards to keep teeth from touching. They take pressure off of the jaw and help the upper and lower arches of teeth properly align. Bite guards can be worn at night or during stressful situations to prevent tooth damage.
After receiving treatment with a bite guard, our staff can work with you to address your bite problems. We offer clear braces for crooked teeth and restorative treatments including dental crowns and dental implants for patients with severe tooth damage or loss.
Teeth Grinding FAQs
Can you hear someone grind their teeth?
People who grind their teeth at night are often unaware of it, however, if you are sleeping beside someone they may hear it. In some cases, grinding sounds can make sleep difficult for your partner.
Can I cure my teeth grinding issues?
Treatment for teeth grinding can help reduce its frequency, and reduce its harmful impact, but there is no full cure for bruxism. If you are concerned about your teeth grinding, call our office today to schedule a consultation. We can help find treatment options that will help alleviate bruxism symptoms.
How do I relax my jaw?
The best way to relax your jaw is to place your tongue behind your upper front teeth on the roof of your mouth, and open your mouth slightly. The goal of this is to relax any muscular stress and tension. You may also massage the sides of your jaw to loosen these muscles and relax your jaw.
Request an Appointment Today
Treat bruxism at the source. Call Tyma Trachtenberg Dental today at (215) 261-7392 for comfortable and comprehensive care. You can also request an appointment with us online here. Our knowledgeable dental team aims to provide the highest standard of dentistry possible for patients in a warm and friendly environment.