Do you clench and grind your teeth? You may have bruxism. Bruxism affects the temporomandibular joints which connect the jawbone to the skull. Speaking, chewing, and using the jaw can become painful when the temporomandibular joints are impacted. However, Dr. Frank Henrich and his team offer treatments for patients with bruxism and jaw joint problems in their Tulsa, OK office.
Causes and Symptoms of Bruxism
Bruxism may have multiple causes, such as:
- Missing teeth
- Abnormal bite
- Sleep apnea
You may be more prone to clenching or grinding your teeth if you have these conditions. There are also several signs to look out for when it comes to bruxism:
- Worn teeth
- Jaw pain
- Tooth sensitivity
- Chipped teeth
- Cheek sores
- Facial pain
If you have noticed any of these symptoms, call (918) 208-0273 or schedule an appointment with our professional team online here.
Dr. Henrich offers treatment for patients with bruxism. During your consultation, Dr. Henrich will examine your smile, address any dental concerns you may have, and discuss your dental goals. Our goal is to help each patient achieve a healthy, functional smile, so we work with you to provide the dental care you to reach optimal oral health.
Talk to Dr. Henrich about safe and effective ways to reduce stress. Sometimes teeth grinding can be linked to anxiety and stress you may feel on a day-to-day basis. Try activities like yoga, exercise, and other stress-relieving activities that may help reduce bruxism. Dr. Henrich may suggest treatments like an oral sleep appliance mouthguard to protect the teeth from grinding while you sleep. A custom fit mouthguard can help protect your smile from further damage and discomfort. Our mouthguards are custom made so that they fit securely and comfortably in each patient’s mouth. Your new mouthguard will help properly align the jaw and prevent grinding overnight.
Schedule an Appointment Today
Call Henrich Dental for comfortable and comprehensive treatment today at (918) 208-0273. You can also schedule an appointment with Dr. Henrich and his team online here. Our professional team offers dental care to patients in a warm and friendly environment.