Have you ever been diagnosed with bruxism? Bruxism is an oral health condition that commonly arises in individuals who experience anxiety and stress in their life. However, even if you have no stress, you could be suffering from bruxism. Unfortunately, bruxism often occurs while you are sleeping so it may go on for years before you finally know that it is occurring.
Do not wait until the damage has already been done. To be proactive with your bruxism care, look for signs and symptoms that it may be occurring. This includes monitoring your mouth for any damage after you wake up each morning. Keep a log to determine if your teeth look flatter or are more worn down than normal each day. In addition, look for signs of tooth sensitivity, a locked jaw, tongue indentations, earache pain, cheek damage, jaw pain, jaw soreness, and chipped or cracked teeth.
If you determine that you are indeed suffering from bruxism, oral health care treatments such as mouth guards and night guards must be worn to prevent the condition from damaging your mouth further. If left untreated, bruxism can wear down your teeth, or even lead to additional oral health ailments including TMJ disorders. To protect your teeth, gums, and jaw, bruxism treatments should be implemented.
For the help of a dentist in Corvallis, Oregon, we can be reached at 541-754-9322. Whichever bruxism treatments services you feel would best suit your needs, Dr. Ryan D. Sparks and our team here at our dentist office are committed to providing you the service you require. We will do our best to help you in any way we can!