Do you suffer from jaw pain or chronic headaches? You may have bruxism. Bruxism, or teeth clenching and grinding, is a dental concern that may occur unconsciously during sleep or stressful situations. At Pharr Road Dentistry, we work with patients to find the best solutions for their dental problems. Dr. Keya Patel and Dr. Paul McDonald treat bruxism in Buckhead, GA at Pharr Road Dentistry. By taking the tooth structure and bite into account, they are able to find points of stress and wear affected by bruxism. Dr. Patel and Dr. McDonald use modern dental technology in the diagnosis and treatment of bruxism, among other oral health issues.
Signs of Bruxism
Be aware of these common signs of bruxism:
- Jaw pain
- Increased tooth sensitivity
- Muscle tenderness
- Chronic headaches
- Facial pain
- Worn teeth
If you have noticed any of these symptoms, please contact our office. We aim to provide comfortable and relaxing treatment for all of our patient’s dental concerns. Our dentists will help you find the right care for your specific needs, budget, and goals.
Treating Bruxism in Buckhead, GA
Before treatment, our dentists will assess your teeth and gums to take note of any damage or wear. Sometimes, patients with mild forms of bruxism can perform jaw exercises to treat their symptoms. Taking anti-inflammatory and anti-anxiety medications may also help address teeth clenching and grinding.
We provide oral appliances for patients with more moderate cases of bruxism. Similar to mouthguards, custom oral appliances can be worn at night. They take the pressure off of the jaw and relieve the pain caused by bruxism.
Some patients may require restorative care if they have worn or crooked teeth. Patients with tooth damage or loss caused by severe bruxism may require dental crowns or dental implants. Dental crowns fully cover teeth and help to restore balance to the bite. If patients have lost teeth due to severe bruxism, a dental implant can restore the tooth at the root.
Request a Dental Consultation
Call Pharr Road Dentistry at 404.400.7883 or schedule an appointment on our website. If you have any further questions, let Dr. Patel or Dr. McDonald know. They will be happy to help.