What Happens If You Let Bruxism And TMJ Issues Go Untreated?

If you attempt to simply disregard problems like jaw and tooth pain, you could be setting yourself up for serious oral health troubles. Bruxism is a condition where a person unconsciously grinds their teeth, a problem that can be particularly frequent while sleeping. TMJ dysfunction refers to issues with your jaw joints, which can lead to ongoing pains, and functional difficulties. Your dentist can help you address both conditions, so that they no longer interfere with your daily life, or your oral health. However, if you do not take the time to seek help, you can suffer serious discomfort, functional issues, and even serious dental damage.

Seeking Care To Stop Bruxism And TMJ Dysfunction From Affecting Your Oral Health

Your dentist uses custom-made oral appliances to help patients deal with issues like TMJ dysfunction and bruxism. The mouthpiece supplied to you will help correct whatever concerns you face. Patients who have problems with their jaw alignment can have an appliance that helps relax their joints. For someone who deals with a teeth grinding problem, a mouth guard will keep your teeth safe as you rest through the night.

Undergoing Treatment To Address Any Dental Damage Caused By Bruxism

Bruxism sufferers can wind up suffering real dental damage that will call for restorative dental care when they do not take action in time to stop this issue. You may find yourself receiving a dental crown due to a tooth that is badly chipped or cracked. In the most severe cases, your teeth grinding can do permanent damage that makes tooth extraction necessary.

Talk To Dr. Cain About Treatment For Bruxism And TMJ Issues

If you want to put an end to problems being caused by bruxism and TMJ issues, talk with Dr. Cain. You can receive important care that guards you against these issues, so that you are protected against the serious oral health concerns that could arise. Our practice is proud to offer smile care for patients in Gary, Miller, Miller Beach, and all surrounding areas. To schedule your appointment, call Healthy Smiles in Gary, IN, today at 219-938-2637. You can also email our office at info@healthysmilesnwi.com.