Have you ever been told that you grind your teeth while you sleep? If so, you may have bruxism. Bruxism is an oral health disorder wherein the patient grinds and clenches his or her teeth. Sadly, because most cases of bruxism occur while asleep, you may be unaware of it.
On the flip side, there are many signs to help you track down whether you have this condition. Symptoms include headaches, damaged teeth, and damaged teeth or dental restorations You may see marks on the insides of your cheeks, or your teeth may start to appear dull and flat.
If your mouth struggles to fully open and close after waking up, you wake up with a sore throat, or you have increasingly sensitive teeth, you may be suffering from a condition closely linked to bruxism called temporomandibular joint syndrome or TMJ disorder.
If you suspect you have bruxism or TMJ Disorder, you’ll want to schedule an appointment with Dr. Eric Eusebio to discuss possible diagnosis and treatment options as soon as possible. You can reach Smiles of East Lake at our dentist office in Chula Vista, California by calling 619.482.1962. Our expert dental staff is here to support you and help you with whatever you may need. Come and see us today!