If you suffer from bruxism, you may not even know it. Bruxism is a disorder, typically seen during times of sleep, in which a person unconsciously and potentially unrelentingly grinds and clenches their teeth. Over extended periods of time, teeth can become worn and tooth enamel can be severely damaged. Because the disorder is hard to self-diagnose as it occurs while we sleep, the first step for treating bruxism begins with finding out if you even suffer from it.
Here are some tips on how to check if you have bruxism:
– Grinding or clenching your teeth loudly while you sleep could be a sign of bruxism.
– Teeth that are heavily worn down could be a sign of bruxism.
– Tooth enamel that has been worn down could be a sign of bruxism.
– An increase in tooth sensitivity could be a sign of bruxism.
– Jaw pain, face pain, and dull headaches could be signs of bruxism.
– Indentations on your tongue or damage to your inner cheek tissue caused by your teeth could be signs of bruxism.
– A locked jaw that cannot open or close completely could be a sign of bruxism.
Tetting & Tetting, D.D.S. has a highly-qualified staff to help you fight bruxism. If you would like an appointment with Drs. Paul and Faith Tetting to discuss treatment options, please contact a member of our team at 920.739.9612. Our office is located in Appleton, Wisconsin. We will be glad to help you achieve the results you are looking for!