Are you having difficulty sleeping? If so, you could be suffering from bruxism. Bruxism is an oral health condition which causes you to grind or clench your teeth while you are sleeping. In many cases, it may be loud enough to wake in your sleep partner.
A common sign of bruxism includes worn tooth enamel. This is dangerous because it can expose the inner workings of a tooth, cause pain and increase tooth sensitivity. If you suffer from jaw pain in your face or the joints in your jaw, you could also be suffering from TMJ disorders or bruxism, both of which need be treated to be assessed professionally.
Do you suffer from earaches or headaches? Pain in your joints causing you stress can be the result of bruxism. If you wake up from your sleep and experience cheek tissue damage from chewing on the inside of your cheeks, this is another indication to see us right away to check for bruxism.
Now is the best time to visit the dentist office of Comprehensive Dental Health for assistance with bruxism. Dr. Dr. Joseph Tagliarini and our team at our office in New Haven, CT, are pleased to offer bite guards to protect your smile from the damaging effects of bruxism to keep your smile in peak condition. We can be reached by calling us at 203-624-5515.