Doesn’t it feel like an emergency or accident always happens at the worst time? When you or a loved one experiences an oral health problem, it can be difficult to determine what is a true emergency that requires an immediate trip to the dentist versus a situation that simply needs to be monitored. First and foremost, if you or a family member experiences any oral health complications, please contact our office, and we can help determine whether you need an emergency appointment. One situation that requires an immediate visit to our office is a cracked tooth.
Do you live a stressful life? Many things in your daily life can cause stress, such as your work schedule, activities with children, volunteer obligations, home projects… the list goes on. Each person handles stress differently. For some, it affects their bodies. They might overeat, experience weight gain, or have health complications such as high blood pressure. For others, it affects their oral health. Stress often comes out through clenching and grinding your teeth. This is known as bruxism. Read on to learn more about this condition, how to spot the signs, and treatment.
Do you wake in the morning and feel a tightness or discomfort in your jaw or facial muscles? Do you find yourself clenching your teeth during times of stress or anxiety? If this sounds like you, you might be suffering from a common condition that can leave you feeling less than your best. If this sounds like you or a loved one, continue reading to learn more about this condition and how to find relief.
Have you been feeling unusual tenderness or discomfort in your jaw, ears, or face? Maybe you have been experiencing frequent and unexplained headaches. If so, you could be experiencing bruxism.
Do you or a family member suffer from pain around the jaw, ear and face? Do you have headaches and notice tooth sensitivity? These symptoms can be attributed to a common issue that affects more than 25 million Americans. Read more to find out about this condition.
Do you have tenderness or pain in your jaw muscles? Have your teeth been worn down, fractured or chipped? If so, you may have bruxism. Bruxism is a condition in which you grind or clench your teeth and most of the time, you do it unknowingly. This can occur both during the day and while you sleep. Sleep bruxism is generally more severe and may also keep your bed partner awake because of the sound it makes.