Do you find that you grind your teeth often? Does you partner complain about your teeth grinding at night? Is your jaw often tense, or in pain? If these questions pertain for you, it is likely you are struggling with bruxism and should go visit our Murray Hill family dentist right away. Bruxism is an involuntary grinding of the teeth and clenching of the jaw muscles. Bruxism occurs in most people to some degree, but in more advanced cases it can begin to disrupt sleep and lead to serious jaw pain. The symptoms of most cases of bruxism can vary from mild wearing of the teeth and tenderness, to significant pain and muscular issues.
Dental issues that usually occur in conjunction with bruxism include abnormal wear patterns on the chewing surface of the teeth, as well as abrasions on the gum line, and fractures in the teeth. If bruxism is a long-term problem, it can eventually lead to tooth loss and serious recession of the gums. If your bruxism includes major tension in the jaw, you might also experience facial pain and frequent headaches. If you think you may be suffering from bruxism, you should seek treatment from a professional. Our Murray Hill family dentist and the rest of the staff here at Cosmopolitan Dental help many patients manage their bruxism and resolve some of the uncomfortable symptoms that go along with it, and we would love to do the same for you. For most patients, we recommend the use of a customized night guard. The purpose of the night guard is to prevent you from grinding your teeth at night. After just a few nights with your customized night guard, you should notice a decline in your residual symptoms.
If you would like to learn more about night guards or any of the other various services provided by our Murray Hill family dentist, we encourage you to visit the main Cosmopolitan Dental website to browse through some additional, detailed information about what we can do for you at our office. If you have any questions or concerns that we can assist you with, do not hesitate in contacting our staff either by phone or online. We are looking forward to your next visit with us at Cosmopolitan Dental.