Do you wake up with a sore jaw or have persistent headaches? You may suffer from bruxism, also commonly referred to as teeth grinding. This behavior is often caused by stress. Since it often happens while you’re sleeping, you may not even be aware that it’s going on.
If you’re suffering from bruxism, it’s important to give us a call at Dr. Polansky’s office. If it’s not treated, your bruxism could cause damage or wear to your teeth, discomfort and may even contribute to TMJ dysfunction.
We can treat bruxism with a nightguard. This is a special, custom-made acrylic oral appliance that will keep your top and bottom teeth from touching. You’ll wear this while you’re sleeping to help prevent grinding from occurring. Also, we can help you come up with ways to alleviate stress and change your lifestyle to help reduce your bruxism symptoms.
Teeth grinding can become a threat to the health and integrity of your smile. Dr. Polansky and his staff want to help you stop this behavior before it leaves lasting damage to your smile. If you’re suffering from bruxism, give us a call today to see how we can help take care of your teeth.
Dr. Barry Polansky provides complete dental care to all of our patients from our Cherry Hill dental office. We serve patients from Voorhees, Marlton, Haddonfield, Haddon Heights, Audubon, and surrounding areas. Call us today to schedule your appointment.