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jawpainblondeHow much do you know about bruxism? If you have been diagnosed with this dental disorder, then you know the problem includes a habitual (yet involuntary) grinding or clenching of your teeth that happens quite consistently. Unfortunately, bruxism can result in long-term damage when neglected. The great news? All it takes is seeking bruxism treatment to keep negative side effects from occurring, continuing, and taking a significant toll on your life. Even better news? Treatment is noninvasive and known for its comfort – by wearing an oral appliance at night, you can say hello to a greatly improved quality of life.

Alleviate Daily Problems

If you suffer from bruxism, you will first experience problems that occur on a short-term basis. These symptoms can alert you that something is wrong, letting you know that it’s time to seek bruxism treatment. However, it’s possible that you may not recognize that the symptoms are connected to bruxism if you brux during the night or if you, like many other patients, are simply unaware that you’re doing it. Common symptoms include:

  • Grinding
  • Clenching
  • Someone tells you that they hear you grinding or clenching
  • Headaches
  • Jaw discomfort
  • Discomfort in your facial area
  • Tooth sensitivity

Protect Against Long-Term Damage

When you avoid seeking treatment for bruxism, the enormous amount of friction and allover pressure that occur on a daily basis will begin leading to serious damage. Repairing these issues will end up requiring significant restorative treatment if you don’t address them early. Complications may include the following:

  • Broken teeth
  • Tooth surfaces that become worn down
  • Fractured teeth
  • Jaw joint problems like TMJ disorder