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Teeth Grinding Hilliard, OH

If you often find yourself clenching or grinding your teeth or suffer from chronic jaw pain you may have bruxism. Bruxism is a condition that can be caused by crooked teeth, a misaligned bite, or stress and anxiety. Many people may not realize they are grinding their teeth because bruxism often occurs unconsciously during sleep or in stressful situations. Dr. Siddhi Patel and her professional team offer dental treatment for bruxism in Hilliard, Ohio. Dr. Patel will ensure that you receive the most comfortable care possible to help alleviate the pain caused by bruxism.

Teeth Grinding Hilliard, OH

Common Signs of Bruxism

There are multiple signs of bruxism for patients to look out for:

  • Worn teeth
  • Jaw pain
  • Teeth clenching
  • Tooth sensitivity
  • Chronic headaches
  • Facial pain
  • Muscle tenderness
  • Lockjaw
  • Fractured teeth
  • Loose teeth

If you have noticed any of these symptoms, call Park Dental today at 614.254.5116. Our professional team will assess your teeth and gums to determine the best treatment option.

Treating Bruxism

Moderate cases of bruxism can be treated through behavior modification. Learning how to properly align the tongue, teeth, and lips as well as doing tongue exercises can be helpful in stopping teeth clenching and grinding. Park Dental offers treatment with oral appliances for patients with mild to moderate bruxism. Oral appliances act like mouth guards to prevent teeth from grinding together. They also take the pressure off of the jaw and allow teeth to properly align. They can be worn during sleep or in stressful situations to prevent damage to teeth. After receiving treatment with oral appliances, some patients may need restorative treatment. If teeth have been worn down or severely damaged due to bruxism, patients can receive dental crowns to protect teeth from further wear and tear. In the most severe cases, teeth may need to be replaced with dental implants.

Request an Appointment

Do you have chronic headaches or jaw pain? You may have bruxism. Call Park Dental for comprehensive care today at 614.254.5116. You can also schedule an appointment with Dr. Patel on our website. Dr. Patel and her team aim to provide the highest quality of care to patients in a warm and friendly environment.