Most people experience bruxism (teeth grinding) at some point in their lives.  The habitual grinding of teeth can damage the health, function, and appearance of your teeth.  Fortunately, there are treatments available to help alleviate the effects of bruxism and restore your teeth to full function and beauty.  We welcome you to call AZ Dental at 408-437-1111 to schedule your consultation with Dr. Lynna Bui and learn more about treatments for bruxism in San Jose, California.

While teeth grinding can occur at any time, it is far more common at night.  When you are asleep, the nerve control centers in your brain are reduced or turned off, and the reflexive pathways become active.  This can cause you to grind and clench your teeth while asleep, damaging your smile without you even being aware of it.

The most common signs of bruxism include:

  • Gum recession
  • Excessively worn teeth
  • Fractured or broken teeth
  • Loose teeth
  • Arthritis
  • Earaches
  • Aching, tired, or painful jaw joints and muscles
  • Headaches
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Eating disorders
  • Chronic stress

Bruxism can be tricky to diagnose, as only a trained dental professional can recognize it.  If you experience any of the symptoms listed above, schedule an appointment with our periodontist.  We will be able to identify whether or not you have bruxism, and provide an appropriate treatment to alleviate your discomfort and help you regain your oral health.

Common treatments for bruxism include:

  • Night guards
  • NTI-tss device
  • BOTOX®
  • Relaxation exercises
  • Stress management
  • Biofeedback mechanisms

Once your teeth grinding is under control, we can provide a restorative treatment to help you regain a functional, healthy, and attractive smile.  These treatments may include crown lengthening, gum grafts, crowns, bridges, implants, and fillings.

For more information about bruxism, please contact our office.