What is Bruxism?
If you find yourself grinding your teeth on a consistent basis, you could be damaging your teeth more than you think. Bruxism, better known as teeth grinding, can cause damage to your teeth, affect the function of your jaw, and increase your risk of TMD/TMJ discomfort. An abnormal bite, stress, and anxiety are all common causes of bruxism. It is typical for most people to grind their teeth while sleeping, leaving them unaware that it is happening. A consistent mild headache and jaw pain are typical signs of bruxism. Theodore E Dando DMD Family & Cosmetic Dentistry in Hamburg, PA offers thorough dental exams and treatment options to help you get the relief that you need. Call us today to schedule an appointment.
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Who is a good candidate for bruxism treatment?
Your gums, teeth, and jaw will be examined for signs of bruxism during your appointment. The symptoms of bruxism will often include chipped or worn teeth, gum tenderness, and jaw pain. A bruxism treatment plan will be created after our team at Theodore E Dando DMD Family & Cosmetic Dentistry in Hamburg, PA has thoroughly examined what you need for your situation. One popular treatment option is wearing a night guard to avoid any future damage. If necessary, we will repair any damage that has happened to your teeth so that your overall dental health will be better as a result. With the night guard and repairs, you’ll be on the road to improved oral health without having to worry about teeth grinding.
what is teeth grinding treatment like?
There's no specific treatment to stop bruxism. But one of the most common treatments is a personalized mouth guard that fits over your teeth. This guard can be worn at night to prevent the upper and lower teeth from touching. When you get a custom mouth guard at Theodore E Dando DMD Family & Cosmetic Dentistry in Hamburg, PA, it will help to prevent future grinding or wearing of the teeth. Our team will provide you with specific instructions on how to keep your mouth guard clean after continual use.
What happens after I receive treatment?
After you get the proper diagnosis and care at Theodore E Dando DMD Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, you'll more than likely be provided a night guard. Your night guard will allow you to stop grinding your teeth. Once you've stopped, your jaw will no longer cause you pain, you should experience fewer headaches if you had them before, and worrying about wearing down your teeth will no longer be an issue. If you are still experiencing these symptoms after you've received your custom night guard, schedule a follow-up in our office in Hamburg, PA so that our dentists can further investigate the cause.
Will insurance cover bruxism treatment?
Whether or not your dental insurance covers treatment for bruxism depends on the type of coverage that you have. Our team at Theodore E Dando DMD Family & Cosmetic Dentistry in Hamburg, PA will work hard to represent you and get you the coverage that is owed. Our front desk will call your insurance and work out all of the details to make sure you know exactly what is expected before you start your bruxism treatment.
Stop grinding your teeth
Grinding your teeth has the ability to cause major cosmetic alterations to your teeth that you don't want. It can increase tooth sensitivity and give you functionality issues. Call Theodore E Dando DMD Family & Cosmetic Dentistry in Hamburg, PA today if you believe you've been experiencing pain. We can help you obtain the healthier teeth and relief you want.