Stephens City Family Dentistry offers treatments to help alleviate the effects of bruxism, or the grinding and clenching of your teeth. Bruxism can be caused by a variety of conditions, and there are several treatments available. Our denitsts will work with you to determine the best available treatment option for you. We invite you to call us at 540-869-2600 to make your appointment at our office and learn more about how we can help to treat bruxism, or teeth grinding, in Stephens City, Virginia.

Bruxism, or the grinding and clenching of teeth, generally occurs at night but may also occur during the day. It is one of the most common sleep disorders. Symptoms include:

  • Excessively worn teeth
  • Teeth that are cracked or broken
  • Earaches
  • Headaches
  • Jaw and neck pain
  • Depression
  • Eating disorders
  • Anxiety

Bruxism may be caused by a variety of factors, including stress. When left untreated, it can lead to gum recession, tooth loss, occlusal (bite) trauma, arthritis, and myofascial pain.

While mouth guards or other appliances to wear while sleeping are the most common treatments, our dentists may recommend other methods of treatment, such as:

  • Botox
  • Relaxation exercises
  • Stress management education
  • Biofeedback mechanisms

If your teeth have been damaged by bruxism, there are a variety of treatments available to help restore your teeth and oral health to full function and beauty, including bonding, fillings, crowns, gum grafts, and crown lengthening. Our dentists will work with you to determine which treatments best meet your needs.

If you have questions about bruxism and bruxism treatments, please call our office and schedule an appointment with our dentists today.