Patients who struggle with bruxism typically show symptoms that hint at a harmful dental condition–namely, teeth grinding and clenching–though they may not realize they have an oral health condition because it usually occurs while they are asleep. Bruxism can be treated once you are diagnosed with the condition, but it may not be easily apparent. Our dentist and team can help you determine if you are showing any of the signs of bruxism.
First, we encourage you to perform a daily inspection of your teeth and gums first thing every morning and take note of any irregularities or unexplained dental pain, as bruxism could be the cause. You may also experience any of the following struggles as symptoms of bruxism:
• Daily headaches
• Soreness in the face or jaw
• Earaches originating outside the ear
We encourage you to be aware of any potential bruxism symptoms such as flat, worn-down, chipped, or cracked teeth; damaged tooth enamel; indentations on the cheeks or tongue, as if you were chewing on your inner mouth.
We encourage you to contact Morristown & Summit Prosthodontics at 908-273-0884 if you would like to learn more about treatments for bruxism in Summit, New Jersey, such as receiving a night guard. Schedule a dental checkup with Dr. Madalina Iorgulescu to protect your smile.