Bruxism (Teeth Grinding)
Our experienced dentist provides oral appliance therapy to help you manage bruxism and prevent damage to your teeth and smile. Bruxism is the habitual grinding and clenching of teeth. While it can occur at any time, it is much more common at night while you are asleep. Bruxism is one of the largest contributing factors to tooth damage, and if left untreated, can cause significant problems for your oral and overall health and wellbeing.
Some of the problems caused by bruxism include:
- Broken, chipped, and worn teeth
- Headaches and migraines
- Tension and pain in the muscles of the head, neck, and shoulders
- Pain and tightness in the jaw muscles, leading to TMJ disorders
- Earaches and ringing ears
- Broken dentures or other oral appliances
At the office of Andrew Cohen, DMD, and Associates, we provide custom oral appliances, such as night guards, to help alleviate bruxism and prevent any further tooth damage from occurring. By preventing your teeth from touching, you can halt the damage and begin the process of restoring your smile. After your bruxism is under control, our dentist will work with you to develop an individualized plan that will restore the structure, strength, and appearance of your teeth.
For more information about oral appliance therapy and bruxism in Jenkintown, Pennsylvania, and to schedule an appointment with Dr. Andrew Cohen, we welcome you to contact our office at 215-572-7566.