What causes you to grind your teeth? That is a question many patients have when they come to Group Health Dental for treatment. Although bruxism is the term used for teeth grinding, the condition does not have a single common cause. You may grind your teeth while you are awake or asleep, and the cause can either stem from a physical or psychological condition.
In order to effectively treat bruxism, it is important that your dentist is able to understand the underlying causes of the condition. Bruxism causes many of our New York patients extreme discomfort, pain and restricted jaw movement. At Group Health Dental, we do not believe in offering short term relief in place of effective treatment. Your dental team will assess your needs and provide effective dental treatment to provide relief from bruxism.
Nighttime Teeth Grinding
Many Group Health Dental patients complain of waking up with painful teeth, gums or jaws. Through a comprehensive exam, your Group Health Dental experts are able to determine if the cause of your pain is the result of grinding your teeth while you sleep. There are a number of treatment options available to teeth grinders, including nightguards, aligners and cosmetic reshaping of the teeth.
No matter what is causing you to grind your teeth at night, you will want a dentist who can offer comprehensive care. Group Health Dental is focused on both the physical and psychological well-being of our patients. We can provide treatments that address physical contributing factors, as well as offering useful education and recommendations to help you address issues with your psychological health.
Do not allow grinding your teeth to destroy your New York smile. Pursue treatment with the professionals in dental excellence at Group Health Dental. Contact our office and book an appointment with a friendly and understanding dentist today.