Mild cases of teeth grinding or clenching may not require treatment; however, consistent, long-term grinding can lead to serious problems.
Signs and Symptoms of Teeth Grinding
- Worn or chipped teeth
- Sensitive teeth
- Soreness or tightness of the jaw muscles
- Earache, headache, or facial pain
Teeth Grinding Causes
- Stress, anxiety, anger, or tension
- Unknowingly grinding or clenching during sleep
- Abnormal bite or missing or crooked teeth
Teeth Grinding Treatment
If you are grinding your teeth at night, a mouth guard can help protect your teeth during sleep. If you are grinding your teeth because of stress, work to reduce the stress in your life (e.g., attend stress counseling, start an exercise program, or see a physical therapist).
Dental treatments can include replacing missing teeth, moving teeth, adjusting the bite, filling gaps between teeth, etc. There is no one solution that is right for all cases.
If you are experiencing sensitive teeth or jaw soreness, call 720-583-1425 to schedule an appointment today.