Affordable Treatment for Grinding and Clenching of the Teeth
Created on December 30, 2022
Drs. Peck, Homsi, Tyra, and Seo of Taylor Street Dental in Springfield, MA, work routinely with patients who have conditions that cause damage to their natural teeth and gums. This includes bruxism, a condition that causes clenching and grinding of the teeth. Bruxism can be responsible for a wide range of symptoms, and with a proper diagnosis, the team at Taylor Street Dental can provide treatment recommendations well-suited for the individual based on their budget, lifestyle, and the severity of their condition.
What is bruxism?
The team at Taylor Street Dental describes bruxism as the medical term for clenching and grinding of the teeth. This can happen during the day or even at night while sleeping.
What are the common signs and symptoms of bruxism?
Symptoms can include jaw pain and headaches, as well as damage to the teeth or restoration work such as crowns. Patients might also experience shifting teeth or loose teeth when they deal with severe bruxism.
What can be done to treat clenching and grinding of the teeth?
Treatment options after a diagnosis of bruxism may include stress management, muscle relaxants, mouth guards, or even Botox injections to the jaw muscles. It is critical that you see our dentists at Taylor Street Dental and discuss treatment options to prevent further damage to the teeth and gums. One of the most commonly recommended treatments is that of the mouth guard. This is an oral appliance the patient wears at night to protect the teeth from damage when clenching and grinding occur. It is a comfortable, affordable way of addressing the problem if stress management techniques fail to work.
Ready to learn more about mouthguards for bruxism?
If you struggle with clenching and grinding of the teeth and have been told by your dental team that it is causing additional dental issues, you need to work with the team at Taylor Street Dental to get the appliances you need to reduce or eliminate this damage. Call Drs. Peck, Homsi, Tyra, and Seo of Springfield, MA, at 413-781-7645 to request an initial evaluation and appointment to discuss your concerns.