What is Bruxism?

If you often find yourself clenching or grinding your teeth, you may have bruxism. People can find themselves clenching or grinding their teeth in stressful situations, though bruxism can occur unconsciously during sleep. LIFESmiles offers comfortable treatment that can help treat bruxism at the source.

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Common Symptoms of Bruxism

There are several common signs of bruxism to look out for, including:

  • Stress
  • Headaches
  • Tooth Pain
  • Tooth Sensitivity
  • Back and Neck Tension
  • Jaw Clicking
  • Jaw Soreness
  • Muscle Soreness
  • Difficulty Chewing
  • Lockjaw
  • Loose Teeth
  • Fractured Teeth

If you have noticed any of these symptoms, call LIFESmiles at (208) 254-6365. It is important to look out for these symptoms especially because bruxism can occur unconsciously during sleep and can cause serious damage to teeth.

Treating Bruxism

Dr. Brock Hyder and Dr. Dennis Garpetti offer oral appliance therapy to patients in their Boise, ID office. Dr. Hyder or Dr. Garpetti will work with patients every step of the treatment process to ensure that everything runs smoothly and effectively. Before treatment, one of our dentists will conduct a comprehensive examination of your teeth and gums to determine the cause of your symptoms. They will also make sure that treatment aligns with your particular budget and oral health goals.

Oral appliances act as mouth guards that are custom-fit to each patient. These appliances prevent teeth from touching or grinding together and also shift the jaw into the proper alignment. This treatment also alleviates jaw pain and prevents further wear and tear to teeth. They also help alleviate pain caused by chronic clenching and grinding. After treatment with oral appliances, patients with crooked teeth and a misaligned bite can receive further restorative and cosmetic treatment. It is important to address bruxism first as clenching and grinding can damage certain treatments.

Schedule an Appointment Today

Do you have tooth pain or sensitivity? You may suffer from bruxism or another dental problem. Call LIFESmiles for comprehensive treatment today at (208) 254-6365. You can also schedule an appointment online here. Dr. Hyder, Dr. Garpetti, and the rest of the LIFESmiles team will be happy to answer any questions you may have throughout your treatment.