Are you suffering from bruxism and bruxism related disorders? Bruxism is a common, yet often unnoticed sleep disorder characterized by grinding or gnashing your teeth while unconscious and often done while asleep. Treating bruxism can be done effortlessly with night guards or bite plates, but the difficult task is determining if you even suffer from it, to begin with.
One of the most common signs of bruxism is damaged teeth. Oftentimes, your teeth may be damaged from bruxism in a variety of ways, including transforming their appearance to look more dull and flat than normal. Over time, bruxism can wear down teeth and make them shorter as well. Flat teeth or teeth that look overly smooth may also be the result of bruxism.
Additional signs and symptoms of bruxism include various pains and aches that are felt when you awake in the morning. This can include facial pain, jaw pain, earaches, and headaches. If you have a TMJ disorder or suffer from sleep apnea, you may also be suffering from bruxism. Another common symptom of bruxism is a heightened sensitivity with your teeth.
If you think you have bruxism, or if your jaw or teeth are giving you any sort of pain, please call Keven R. Mills, DDS so we can get you in to see Dr. Keven R. Mills and our team as soon as possible. Our office is located in Granite Bay, California, and we can be reached at 916-915-5108. We look forward to seeing you smile bright this season.