Teeth grinding or Bruxism
Bruxism, or more commonly referred to as teeth grinding, is a condition that can negatively impact your long-term oral health if the problem occurs on a daily basis. While usually caused by stress or anxiety, teeth grinding typically occurs at night during sleep. As a result, most patients who suffer from severe teeth grinding don’t realize they even have a problem until too late.
Teeth grinding has a number of signs that include:
- Frequently waking up with a sore jaw
- Morning headaches
- Tooth sensitivity
- Pain or discomfort when biting down
- Teeth that have become flat or worn down
Dr. Willis can diagnosis teeth grinding during a routine examination. If you’re experiencing nightly teeth grinding, Dr. Willis can offer a variety of treatment options designed to help alleviate the habit and protect your teeth.