Do you wake up with a headache, damaged teeth or restorations, or damage to the inside of your cheeks? Do you grind your teeth or snore when you sleep? Are your teeth starting to look dull and flat? If you have any of these symptoms, you may have bruxism.
Bruxism is a condition in which you grind your teeth when you sleep. This can damage both teeth and dental restorations, and give you headaches. It can be frustratingly difficult to diagnose because you are asleep. However, as you are aware of these waking symptoms, you can know if you have bruxism. If you feel like you have these symptoms and would like to see a dentist, call Bullard Family Dentistry at 903-710-2309 and schedule an appointment.
A related condition to bruxism is TMJ disorder, dealing with your temporomadibular joint. TMJ disorder often cause you to wake up with a sore jaw, have increased tooth sensitivity, or have trouble fully opening or closing your mouth when you wake up. TMJ can be caused by bruxism, misalignment issues, an injury to the jaw, stress, or excessive gum chewing, among other things.
Speak with Dr. J. Brandon Allen for a possible diagnosis and treatment options as soon as possible. If you suspect bruxism, TMJ disorder, or need other dental assistance, set an appointment with Bullard Family Dentistry at our dentist office in Bullard, Texas. We can be easily reached at 903-710-2309. We look forward to seeing you!