Excessive teeth grinding, or bruxism, is common and affects millions of Americans each year. Bruxism can cause real damage because the force of your jaw is so strong. You can wear down your teeth, break them, and even crack them. Treating bruxism is so important to maintaining your dental health.
Dr. Jeffrey Robertson is skilled in bruxism treatment. Excessive teeth grinding can cause TMJ symptoms to develop or worsen, so it is important to take care of it right away. Generally, we use an oral appliance to treat bruxism. We offer several different styles to suit your needs.
Once Dr. Robertson does a full exam, he can recommend the treatment he believes will help you the most. Treating your bruxism in a timely fashion may help you to avoid serious dental conditions in the future.
What Happens If You Don't Get It Treated?
Some of the most common consequences of untreated bruxism include cracked teeth that require dental crowns, a root canal from trauma, and prematurely shortened teeth. All of the treatments for these conditions are more expensive and invasive than the treatment of bruxism, so why not call us today to schedule your evaluation, and we can help to protect your smile? Dr. Jeffrey Robertson and our entire team look forward to seeing you.