Treatments For Teeth-Grinding And Jaw Dysfunction
For some patients, the greatest threats to their smiles aren’t plaque and tartar, but rather a dysfunction in their bite that can lead to things like excessive tooth wear, jaw joint damage, and more. Specifically, bruxism (teeth-grinding) and TMJ disorder (jaw joint dysfunction) are common bite conditions that many patients require customized dental treatment to address. If you exhibit signs of wear or damage to your teeth that are consistent with bruxism, or if your teeth show signs of diminished bite function, then bruxism or TMJ treatment may help you restore your smile.
What Are Bruxism And TMJ Disorder?
Bruxism is the formal name for chronic teeth-grinding, which can be caused by a variety of different factors. If you have bruxism, you can’t control when or how forcefully you grind your teeth, and in many cases, it can occur most frequently at night. Before long, the constant pressure and friction can wear your teeth down, making them weaker and more vulnerable to decay and damage. TMJ (temporomandibular joint) disorder is commonly associated with bruxism and describes damage to one or both of your jaw joints. If you have TMJ disorder, you may have increasingly more trouble biting and chewing comfortably, experience chronic pain in your jaw and face, and suffer from popping and clicking sensations when you open and close your bite. To learn about the different treatments and services we offer to treat TMJ disorder and prevent grinding your teeth, read more by clicking one of the links below:
Call Us To Learn About Treating Temporomandibular Disorders
Bruxism and TMJ disorder can become serious threats to your oral health, though a customized treatment may help you treat your condition and mitigate the threat. To schedule a consultation with us, call Dreem Dentistry in Leawood, KS, today at 913-681-5500. We also serve patients who live in Overland Park, South KC, South OP, Martin City, MO, and all surrounding communities.