Do You Grind Your Teeth?
Do you often wake up and notice a sore jaw, or a dull headache? Have you been told you grind your teeth while sleeping? You could have a condition called “bruxism”. This condition can crack or fracture the teeth, wear away enamel and cause damage to the temporomandibular joints (TMJ). Symptoms can also create tenderness in the jaw joints and soreness in the facial muscles.
At C R Dental Group in Dallas, Texas, Dr. James Reisman and Dr. Jordana Contrucci can offer relief. After a thorough examination and discussion, they may suggest a custom-made appliance which slips over the teeth and prevents contact with the opposing teeth. It relieves the pressure of grinding and clenching that can be brought on by factors such as stress or an abnormal bite. Regular dental checkups are key and can help your doctor with early diagnosis and treatment.