Treat your bruxism at River Valley Periodontics & Implant Dentistry: Your periodontist in Madison, CT

The Bad News About Bruxism

Do you wake up with headaches or jaw pain? You could be suffering from bruxism, or teeth grinding, and not even know it. Bruxism occurs when forceful pressure is exerted upon your teeth, whether it is loud grating and grinding or quiet consistent clenching. Over time, teeth grinding can cause far more damage than a bad night’s sleep. Bruxism can result in:

  • Wear and tear of teeth
  • Damaged restorations
  • Tooth fractures
  • Loose teeth
  • Loss of teeth
  • TMJ issues

Grinding your teeth can also damage your jaw, causing hearing loss, change in facial appearance, sore muscles, chronic pain, and headaches.

  • Cut back on caffeine.
  • Avoid alcohol.
  • Do not chew on foreign objects.
  • Be aware of your mouth and any day-grinding or clenching habits.
  • Relax your mind and your jaw before you go to sleep.

Our doctors at River Valley Periodontics & Implant Dentistry strive to deliver the highest in patient care. We want to provide all of our patients with a warm and inviting experience at each and every appointment. If you would like to learn more about your treatment options for bruxism and are searching for a periodontist in Madison, CT, please call us today!