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Teeth Grinding in San Antonio

Waking up with headaches or noticing a clenched jaw during the day can be a sign of a dental problem that shouldn’t be ignored.

Woman smiling over shoulderChronic grinding and gritting of the teeth is a condition known as bruxism. It’s often due to stress and may happen while a person sleeps and is unable to do anything about it. While grinding teeth is quite common, when left untreated, can lead to things like:

  • TMJ disorder
  • Jaw pain
  • Migraine headaches
  • Flat, chipped, or worn teeth
  • Broken dental work
  • Muscle tension throughout the face, neck, and shoulders
  • Limited range of motion in the TMJ
  • Difficulty eating
  • Tinnitus (ringing ears)

Treatments for Grinding

Much of the muscle contraction due to bruxism is attributed to stress and habits. Since neither of these is easy to get rid of quickly, talking to a dentist is a great place to start. The Professionals in Dentistry team can recommend a treatment or combination of therapies.

Bite splints and deprogrammers — This adjusts how the jaw is positioned when in a resting state, preventing it from fully engaging and tensing the muscles.

Schedule a Visit Today

Suspect teeth grinding? The team would love to discuss exactly what can be done to correct the issue. Contact Professionals in Dentistry today to book a visit.
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