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Bruxism Flower Mound, TX


Woman pressing at her aching jaw due to bruxism before receiving treatment from Jonathan J. Golab, DDS, PA in Flower Mound, TXBruxism may sound like a funny word, but it is no laughing matter. In fact, bruxism can be quite serious, and cause a number of issues for your mouth. If you aren’t sure what bruxism is, or whether or not you may have bruxism, come see us at Jonathan J. Golab, DDS, PA so we can assess your situation.

Bruxism is a condition where people clench their teeth together or grind their teeth. Some people have bruxism issues during the day, especially if they are under stress, while other people have bruxism problems at night. Whether you clench or grind your teeth during the day or at night, the results are the same.

People who suffer from bruxism may notice tooth pain, especially when they wake up in the morning. They may suffer from jaw pain, migraines, and pain when chewing food.

Why is Bruxism Such a Problem?


When you clench or grind your teeth during the day or at night, you are creating a number of problems for your teeth and jaw. First, when you clench or grind your teeth, you are wearing your teeth down more quickly than if you don’t have bruxism. Not only can you wear your teeth down when you clench and grind them, but you can also crack, chip, or break your teeth. You can crack fillings, crowns, bridges, and other dental work. In fact, the more you clench or grind your teeth, the stronger your jaw muscles become, which causes more issues. You may even notice the shape of your face changing as those jaw muscles grow.

Bruxism also goes hand in hand with sleep apnea. Sleep apnea is a condition in which you stop breathing momentarily throughout the night. Sleep apnea is a potentially dangerous condition. People who suffer from sleep apnea may raise their blood pressure and are at higher risk of stroke and heart attacks.

Are There Treatments for Bruxism?


There are treatments for clenching or grinding your teeth. One of the best ways to combat bruxism is to wear a night guard. Night guards are either hard or soft, depending on whether you suffer from jaw pain and migraines or not. You can visit the dentist and undergo a dental exam for bruxism. A dentist will be able to tell if you suffer from teeth clenching or grinding. The dentist can then take molds of your teeth so that they can fit you with a night guard.

There are a few other treatments for bruxism you may want to try. Some people find that practicing meditation before they go to sleep helps them relax and avoid clenching their teeth. You may also want to try aromatherapy to help you relax. However, you may find that a night guard gives you the best chance to be free from clenching or grinding your teeth.

Are you worried about bruxism and need more information? Contact our team at Jonathan J. Golab, DDS, PA by phone at (469) 444-7919 and let us set up an appointment to discuss bruxism with you.
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