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Teeth Grinding (Bruxism)

Teeth grinding, or bruxism causes damage to the teeth and jaws. Bruxism may result in loose teeth, deterioration of teeth, a sore jaw, and other issues. 

Habersham Dental specializes in treating a variety of dental conditions including bruxism. Our groundbreaking treatments help patients’ smiles and dental health throughout Savannah, GA.  

What Is Bruxism?

When a patient grinds their teeth or clamps their jaw (whether consciously or unconsciously), the activity is known as bruxism. Bruxism often occurs at night during sleep. If left untreated, bruxism leads to severe dental issues such as filed down teeth, broken teeth, loose teeth, aching jaws, and other problems.

Habersham Dental’s dental staff specializes in treating dental conditions such as bruxism. Treating bruxism may be as simple as wearing a mouthguard while sleeping. However, an expert assessment is essential to find the best option for you.

Let us help you protect your teeth from bruxism and keep your smile healthy and bright.

What Causes Bruxism?

While the actual cause of bruxism is unknown, doctors commonly reference:

  • Anxiety issues such as stress, frustration, or extreme concentration with exacerbated teeth grinding.
  • Excessive use of alcohol and tobacco as triggers for sleeping bruxism.
  • Other dental conditions like bad bites with bruxism.

Symptoms of Bruxism

In its most extreme form, bruxism causes severe damage to your teeth, tooth structures, jaw bones, and gums. If you experience any of the symptoms below, contact our offices immediately to discover why we are the go-to for teeth grinding treatment in Savannah.

Symptoms of bruxism:

  • Pain in your teeth, gums, jaw, and head from tooth grinding.
  • Filing down of teeth and tooth enamel, revealing inner layers of your teeth
  • Loose and broken teeth
  • Stiffened jaw
  • Holes in your gums caused by chewing

How To Treat Bruxism​

Treatment of bruxism varies based on the degree of damage caused by teeth grinding, the reason for tooth grinding, the age of the patient, etc.

Below, we list a few treatment options for teeth grinding:

After a brief examination, our expert team at Habersham Dental identifies the factors contributing to your bruxism and helps you find the best plan to minimize teeth grinding.

Bruxism Treatment In Savannah, GA

At Habersham Dental, our qualified professionals treat smiles, restoring the beauty and comfort to damaged smiles. We work with you to find the best treatment for teeth grinding and other dental needs because we believe every smile deserves comfort and care. 

Don’t let bruxism cause you more pain and grief. Call our offices today. 

To learn more about dental conditions and the treatment we provide, explore our website or contact our caring dental experts.

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