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EXECUTIVE DENTAL STUDIO | BRUXISM - CRANFORD, NJ

Bruxism

Bruxism is a condition where you gnash, clench, or grind your teeth either unconsciously while you are awake (known as awake bruxism) or while you sleep (known as sleep bruxism). It is technically classified as a sleep-related movement disorder, and if not treated properly, it can lead to bad snoring and, even worse yet, pauses in your breathing, known as sleep apnea.

Mild bruxism may not require treatment, but more severe cases usually do. Untreated bruxism can cause bad headaches, damaged teeth, and jaw disorders. At Executive Dental Studio we're here to help. Come see us if you have the following symptoms:

  • Teeth grinding that is so loud that it wakes up your partner

  • Tooth sensitivity or tooth pain

  • A locked jaw that won't open and close properly or just a very sore jaw in general

  • Trouble Sleeping

  • Worn tooth enamel which exposes more deep parts of the teeth

  • Chipped or flattened teeth

  • Damage to the inside of your cheek as a result of chewing

  • Neck, jaw, or cheek pain

Mild bruxism may not require treatment, but more severe cases usually do. Untreated bruxism can cause bad headaches, damaged teeth, and jaw disorders

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If you have any of these symptoms, come see us. Also, if your child is complaining of these symptoms or notice that your child is grinding or aggressively clenching their teeth, come see us. Bruxism tends to occur in families, so if you, your child, or your partner has bruxism, you'd be wise to check in with the entire family to see who else may be experiencing symptoms. Bruxism can be caused by too much stress and a rare side effect on some psychiatric medications.

Get Professional Dental Services

Don't worry come see us at Executive Dental Studio today and be sure to let us know if you think you are experiencing any sign of bruxism. Your health matters.