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Bruxism Treatment in Philadelphia, PA

Treatment for Teeth Grinding

If you have a habit of grinding your teeth throughout the day or while you sleep (bruxism), you may experience headaches or damage your teeth over time. Many people with TMJ have a teeth grinding habit and may experience severe jaw pain, neck aches or upper body aches on a daily basis. Our doctors at Absolute Smile, have extensive experience treating TMJ patients and those suffering the effects of teeth grinding in Philadelphia, PA.

Recognizing Bruxism

Do you have a bad teeth grinding habit? If you tend to clench your jaw and grind your teeth when you are angry, stressed or while you sleep, you may be wearing down your teeth without even realizing it. In some cases, excessive teeth grinding can knock the teeth out of alignment.

Common Signs of a Teeth Grinding Habit

  • Worn or damaged teeth
  • Very sensitive teeth
  • Headaches
  • Facial pain
  • Small cuts or sores in the inner cheek
  • Facial pain
  • Extreme tightness of the jaw muscles
  • Earaches
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Causes of Bruxism

Whether you grind your teeth unconsciously or have adopted poor stress management habits, you can work to relieve some of the tightness and tension around the jaw. Some causes of bruxism include:

  • TMD or TMJ disorder
  • Health conditions such as Parkinson’s Disease
  • High stress and anxiety levels
  • Misaligned bite

Effective Treatment for TMJ and Teeth Grinding

If you are diagnosed with TMJ or bruxism, one of our doctors may recommend a combination of treatments and modalities to relieve pain and tension around the jaw. Many patients benefit greatly from wearing a night guard at night. Treatment options may include:

  • TMJ Mouth Guard - Philadelphia, PABite adjustment – Also known as an occlusal adjustment, this restores proper bite alignment and can improve overall jaw function.
  • Cosmetic dentistry – We may need to perform restoration procedures to repair teeth damaged by teeth grinding.
  • Mouth guard – Wearing a night guard or a mouth guard can help to break a teeth grinding habit and relieve jaw pain.

Learn more about treatment options for teeth grinding in Philadelphia, PA, by scheduling your appointment at Absolute Smile today. We offer a FREE consultation for new patients!

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