Do you know how to spot the symptoms of bruxism? As bruxism is a problematic condition with your smile that arises due to you unconsciously grinding and gnashing your teeth, it is important to treat it as soon as possible. However, because it often takes place while you are asleep or without your awareness, it may be difficult to know that you are even suffering from it. Thus, always look for common signs and symptoms that bruxism is in effect.
Various indications that bruxism is occurring often arise after you wake up in the morning. If you notice any sores, discomfort or increased sensitivity in your mouth, it is probably linked to an oral health condition that is arising throughout the night. If you are suffering from bruxism, you may notice signs of tight jaw muscles, a dull headache or an earache, and an increase in jaw and facial discomfort. Furthermore, various visual clues can often indicate the presence of bruxism, including worn or flat teeth, cheek tissue damage to the inner linings of your cheeks and indentations and markings on your tongue.
The time is now to upgrade your smile with bruxism treatments from Dr. Dawn A. Wu and our team at our dental office in Richardson, Texas. New Smile Dentistry wants your smile to stay safe while you sleep, so call us at (972) 231-9591 to book an appointment.