Bruxism is one of the most common dental problems and one of the biggest contributors to tooth damage. While people may grind and clench their teeth at any time, it is most common at night. Dr. Jason Pujo provides several solutions to help treat bruxism, restore your smile, and prevent further damage from occurring. We welcome you to contact us at 978-957-1898 to learn more about bruxism in Dracut, Massachusetts, and to schedule your consultation with our dentist.
Bruxism is frequently misdiagnosed, as it is only one of several potential causes for tooth wear, and only trained dental professionals can tell the difference between damage caused by bruxism and damage caused by other factors.
Symptoms of bruxism include:
- Aching jaws
- Muscle tension in the neck
- Eating disorders
If left untreated, bruxism can lead to gum recession, tooth loss, fractured and broken teeth, excessively worn teeth, arthritis, myofascial pain, and debilitating headaches. While there is no single cue for bruxism, our dentist can provide you with a number of helpful tools, treatments, and recommendations to alleviate the effects of tooth grinding and help you regain a healthy smile. These treatments may range from night guards and NTI-tss devices (oral appliances to minimize or preventing grinding and the resulting damage), to BOTOX®, relaxation exercises, stress management, and biofeedback mechanisms.
After your bruxism is under control, Dr. Jason Pujo will recommend restorative treatments to give you back a healthy, fully functional, and beautiful smile.
For more information about bruxism and to make your appointment with our dentist, please call Merrimack Valley Dentistry today.