Are you aware if you have a habit of snoring or grinding your teeth during sleep? If so, these habits could be signs of bruxism–a disorder that causes you grind your teeth heavily while asleep. Bruxism can result in many issues, but many patients are unaware that they struggle with teeth grinding because they are asleep when it happens. This can make the situation very frustrating and reduce the chances of a diagnosis. You may experience symptoms of bruxism when you wake up that tell you to see a dentist.
We encourage you to visit Lakeview Dental Care if you have noticed any injured teeth or dental restorations, or if you experience morning headaches, as these can all point to bruxism. Bruxism can also result in lacerated or chewed cheek tissue or teeth that appear dull and flat. Take note of any of these signs and symptoms and contact our team right away.
There is also a link between bruxism and temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD). TMD can cause you to wake with a sore feeling in your jaw or heightened tooth sensitivity. You may also struggle to fully open or close your mouth after waking up.
Contact our office at 810-231-2288 today to schedule a consultation with our dentist, Dr. Jeffrey Brink, and receive a diagnosis as soon as possible. We will help you develop a plan of customized treatment for bruxism in Whitmore Lake, Michigan, to protect your smile.