Syracuse Teeth Grinding & Clenching Specialist
Teeth grinding and teeth clenching during the day and particularly at night is a dental problem called bruxism that can cause extensive dental damage and seriously jeopardize your health. TLC Dental Group is a leading Syracuse, NY bruxism dentist with years of experience in successfully treating the teeth grinding and teeth clenching problems of generations of patients. If you suffer from teeth grinding and teeth clenching please phone TLC Dental Group at (315) 637-7684. We will provide you with prompt relief from bruxism problems that pose grave risks to about one out of three people.
Causes of Teeth Grinding and Teeth Clenching
Bruxism may be caused by:
- improper tooth alignment
- crooked or missing teeth
- muscle or nerve disorders of the face
- side effects of medicine
Risks of Teeth Grinding and Teeth Clenching
If untreated bruxism may result in broken fillings, enamel erosion, tooth sensitivity, tooth loss, gum and bone erosion, jaw dysfunction, headaches, hearing loss, facial pain, and facial distortion.
- A grinding sound at night which may disturb the sleep of someone sharing the bedroom
- Headaches, particularly in the morning
- Discomfort or pain in opening your mouth wide, particularly in the morning
- Tight or painful jaw muscles
- Painful jaw joint
- Rhythmic contractions of the jaw muscles
- Occasional swelling on the side of your lower jaw
- Long lasting facial pain
- Broken fillings
- Tooth sensitivity and damage
- Gum and tooth erosion
Should you experience any of these teeth grinding and teeth clenching symptoms, it is important that you promptly seek treatment from TLC Dental Group. We will review your medical history, medications, and symptoms and will conduct a thorough examination to determine the nature and cause of your bruxism. We will address any damage to your teeth and gums and correct any abnormal alignment and bite. We also will check for tenderness in your jaw muscles and jaw joint and provide relief for these symptoms. If stress and medications are causal factors in your bruxism, we will suggest alternative medications and referrals for stress relief.
To prevent further bruxism damage until the corrective procedures are complete, we might prepare a full or partial Keller custom mouth guard ( or bite splint) for you to wear especially at night. For information on our comfortable, affordable, and effective Keller custom made mouth guard click here.
For more than a quarter of a century our calling card has been “We Cater to Cowards” and over this time we have set the Syracuse, NY dentist benchmark for “Gentle Dental.” Throughout your teeth grinding and teeth clenching treatment we will allay your concerns with our comforting staff, ambiance, amenities, anesthetics, and our unwavering commitment to your care and comfort.
Affordable Bruxism Treatment
Dr. Rothenberg believes that “excellent dental care should not be reserved for the privileged few” and that dental cost, particularly the cost of teeth grinding and tooth clenching treatment, should be affordable. Accordingly, TLC Dental Group has long been recognized not only for the excellence of its bruxism treatment but also for its affordability. We are “Affordable Dental” and proudly preserve your teeth and your wallet.
For definitions related to bruxism, teeth grinding, and teeth clenching consult Dr. Rothenberg’s Dental Dictionary.