Bruxism Can Affect You for Years to Come if Left Untreated
Posted on 2/25/2019 by Alyce
Most people notice that now and again they clench their teeth without really thinking about it. However, it is not a habit, just an occasional thing. However, there are some people out there who find that this happens often, even multiple times a day sometimes.
This is bruxism. Your teeth are ground together or clenched together without you even realizing it at certain times. If you do not come in and get this treated, it could lead to problems you face for the rest of your life.
Bruxism Harms Your Teeth
Since most people do not realize they grind or clench their teeth, it can become a problem that you may not even realize you have until it is causing you pain. If you happen to miss coming to our office for a checkup, we may even miss the signs that you have bruxism.
Once it becomes known, it is usually with signs like flattened teeth, increased tooth sensitivity, and sometimes even broken chewing surfaces of your mouth. If you come in every six months like we ask, we can often spot the warning signs before they cause you harm.
Letting bruxism go untreated leaves your teeth in danger. Once bruxism hits a certain point, your teeth are damaged. Sometimes, it can even lead to tooth loss, which is not able to be repaired, only reconstructed. We want to help you avoid this fate. Instead, we want to check your mouth out regularly and make sure there are no symptoms showing up now.
Call our office to set up your next exam, and let us know if you think you could struggle with bruxism. The sooner we start to watch for the symptoms, the more likely we are to catch them before you have long-term consequences to deal with.
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