Do you clench or grind your teeth? You may have what is known as bruxism.
Bruxism, or teeth grinding, occurs when the upper and lower jaw grind together. Patients often grind or clench their teeth in stressful situations or unconsciously during sleep. Teeth grinding is also a common symptom of an underlying bite disorder or TMJ. A thorough evaluation with Dr. Ribitch and appropriate treatment will alleviate discomfort and stabilize your dental health, preventing possible tooth damage.
Signs of Bruxism
There are several common signs of teeth grinding to be aware of and discuss during a dental visit:
- Chronic headaches
- Chronic facial pain
- Muscle tenderness
- Teeth clenching
- Jaw pain
- Worn teeth
- Increased tooth sensitivity
If you have noticed any of these symptoms, call Dr. Raymond Ribitch. Dr. Ribitch and his team are dedicated to solving dental problems at the source using the latest in dental technology.
Dr. Ribitch will conduct a thorough assessment of your bite and will examine your teeth and gums to determine if you have bruxism. He uses oral appliances to stop tooth clenching and grinding at the source. Oral appliances are custom-fit to patients to ensure that they are a comfortable fit.
This treatment prevents the upper and lower jaw from grinding together and can be worn during sleep. In addition to using oral appliances, Dr. Ribitch can offer restorative and cosmetic options for teeth that are worn down from chronic severe bruxism.
Get Treatment Today
Stop bruxism at the source and get the treatment that protects teeth from further wear and tear. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Raymond Ribitch, call 989.200.3896. Dr. Ribitch and his team are passionate about providing comfortable and comprehensive care to patients of all ages.