At Smile Viera, we are dedicated to finding the solutions to your dental problems. One of the most common concerns for our patients is teeth clenching and grinding, also known as bruxism. It can be difficult for patients to know whether or not they grind their teeth because teeth grinding usually occurs unconsciously during sleep. This condition can lead to tooth and jaw pain as well as damaged and worn-down teeth.
Viera, FL dentists Dr. Dominic Roppa and Dr. Kara-Marshall Roppa help repair teeth that have been damaged by teeth clenching and grinding. Learn more about the symptoms of bruxism as well as the treatments we offer below.
Teeth Grinding FAQS
What are the signs and symptoms of teeth grinding?
Bruxism symptoms vary from patient to patient. Signs of teeth grinding may include lockjaw, frequent headaches, and tooth sensitivity. Patients may also feel jaw, neck, and facial pain and can have worn, chipped, or cracked teeth. Bruxism can lead to more complex dental problems if left untreated. Bruxism can also be an indicator of TMJ, a bite disorder caused by problems in the jaw and surrounding muscles.
When should I visit the dentist?
Visiting our Viera, FL dental office regularly is an important part of maintaining your oral health. We recommend patients visit our office at least twice a year so we can properly examine the mouth for any dental issues. If you are up to date on your dental visits but are experiencing symptoms of bruxism, call our office. We will conduct an examination to determine the best course of treatment.
How can tooth grinding be treated?
Your treatment depends on the severity of your bruxism. At Smile Viera, we offer oral appliance therapy using mouthguards, restorative dental care, and dental crowns for damaged teeth. Drs. Roppa will examine your teeth and gums to determine which treatment is right for you.
Contact Smile Viera Today
If you are a new patient to Smile Viera, call (321) 614-3833. Returning patients may contact our office at (321) 631-9395. Request an appointment with Drs. Roppa on our website. They will help you find the best possible solution to address your pain and tooth damage.