Did you know that if you’re dealing with pain in one tooth or even tooth pain throughout your mouth, this might not be the result of cavities or other hygiene-related problems? In some cases, serious discomfort may result from a problem we refer to as bruxism disorder. The short explanation is that you may be grinding or clenching your teeth so frequently (though you don’t always know you’re doing it) that your teeth become damaged or irritated. Seeing us for treatment will offer exceptional protection. Now, let’s cover some specifics!
What Grinding May Cause
Let’s start with one of the major symptoms of bruxism disorder. It’s called “grinding.” This is the action that takes place when you involuntarily shift teeth back and forth against one another. Visualize this and you can quickly imagine how this may cause tooth pain. You are irritating the nerves in your teeth and may end up stripping teeth of enamel on chewing surfaces. The less enamel you have, the closer nerves are to the surface, which may yield discomfort.
About Clenching And Pain
Now, let’s talk about clenching, another major symptom of bruxism. When your chewing reflex is firing off, you may press your teeth together with quite a lot of force. This pressure may be too much for your teeth. Over time, teeth may literally break under that pressure, starting out as small fissures, which can lead to cracks and additional trauma. As you may have guessed, this will certainly cause tooth pain.
Why Simple Treatment Works
You need your teeth to stop moving back and forth, you need a cushion between top and bottom teeth, or you need both if you have bruxism. No problem. A simple oral appliance worn at night provides you with these two essential forms of protection, which can aid you in keeping tooth pain from developing.
Protect Teeth From Pain And Damage With Bruxism Treatment
See our team today to discuss how bruxism treatment may protect your smile from discomfort. Learn more by scheduling a visit in Prairie Village, KS by calling Robert M Browne, DDS at (913) 901-8585.