Bruxism, or the grinding of teeth, is one of the largest contributors to tooth damage. Samuel Yee DDS INC offers treatments to help alleviate and prevent bruxism and restore your teeth to full function and beauty. We welcome you to contact us at 949-831-3111 to learn more about bruxism and schedule your appointment with Dr. Samuel Yee DDS in Aliso Viejo, California.
Bruxism can occur at any time, though it is much more common while sleeping. It is frequently misdiagnosed, or not diagnosed at all, due to the fact that it is only one of several potential causes of excessive tooth wear. Only trained dental professionals can correctly diagnose bruxism.
Common symptoms of bruxism include:
- Aching jaws
- Muscle tension in the neck
- Gum recession
- Tooth loss
- Fractured and broken teeth
- Excessively worn teeth
- Eating disorders
While there is no specific cure for bruxism, a variety of treatments are available to minimize the effects and prevent further grinding, including night guards, NTI-tss devices, and BOTOX®. Other methods of treatment include relaxation exercises, stress management, and biofeedback mechanisms.
After your bruxism is under control, our dentist will provide a restorative treatment, such as a crown, gum graft, or crown lengthening procedure, to restore proper oral function and return your smile to full beauty.
To learn more about bruxism and our available treatments, contact our office today.