What’s Bruxism All About?

If you have heard about bruxism disorder in even the slightest way and you’re dealing with symptoms you think may be associated, it is time to come in for a dental visit. When functional problems occur in your smile, the sooner you allow us to treat them, the easier it is to stop any type of damage from occurring before it begins. As for what to make of this disorder, we are happy to fill you in on the basics before we see you.

Bruxism Disorder In A Nutshell

Bruxism is an involuntary disorder that affects the function of your smile. This means that it’s a chronic issue but you’re not doing it intentionally. It also means that it impacts the way your teeth and jaws are able to move and work, rather than having anything to do with hygiene or the health of the tissues themselves. If you suffer from bruxism disorder, you will either grind your teeth or clench them (or both).

Why Bruxism Requires Treatment

Patients dealing with bruxism disorder will require treatment. As mentioned, the sooner the better. Why is this so important? Consider the following:

  • Bruxing (grinding or clenching) can damage your teeth to a significant degree
  • Damage may include erosion, cracks, chips, and even tooth loss
  • Uncomfortable symptoms will accompany bruxism

What’s Treatment Like?

Treatment for bruxism disorder is simple and surprisingly effective. You don’t need to take any pills or receive any type of procedure. You just need to wear a mouthguard. It will create a barrier between your top and bottom teeth, inhibiting you from grinding or clenching (and preventing damage).

Beat Bruxism With Dental Care

Don’t neglect your need for bruxism treatment or you may find yourself dealing with avoidable damage. Call our Cleveland Family Dental office in Cleveland, TX, today at (281) 592-1234. We proudly serve patients and their families from Cleveland, Kingwood, New Caney, Conroe, Livingston, Huffman, and all surrounding communities.