Bruxism (Teeth Grinding and Jaw Clenching)

Worn down incisal enamel edges

Protective oral appliance

Many people are affected by clenching their jaws and grinding their teeth during sleep or awake time. They may be aware or unaware of making this harmful habit. This problem is called bruxism. Bruxism may damage tooth enamel, wear down teeth, cause jaw pain, or irritate the jaw muscles and jaw joint leading to pain and jaw dysfunctions. In some cases, there is no significant jaw joint or facial muscle symptoms. Others may notice their teeth appearing worn, chipped, cracked, fractured, or even broken. Also, bruxers may arise from the bed in the morning with facial, jaw, or even head pain.

Treating bruxism reduces the patient’s risk of dental damage, costly treatment options, and uncomfortable symptoms. At Dental TMJ Sleep Apnea, we offer specially designed oral appliances to protect the smile from clenching and grinding while also relieving the symptoms often associated with it. In addition to oral appliances, we provide other adjunctive treatments such as low-level laser therapy, electromedicine, ultrasound therapy, manipulative muscle care, and therapeutic drug injection. Schedule Bruxism Treatment in Boca Raton Today by calling (561) 391-5331