When you sleep at night, do you grind your teeth? Bruxism, or the chronic grinding of teeth is a serious dental condition which can result in a variety of issues if left untreated. At the office of Lawrence J. Kobren DDS, PLLC, your experienced 11021 dentist is equipped with the latest diagnostic and treatment modalities to help you continue to smile in the best of health. Providing comprehensive care for a sweeping array of issues, we’re an excellent resource for your general, family and cosmetic dentistry needs.
Because chronic teeth grinding or clenching typically happens during bedtime while asleep, it may escape diagnosis for some time. If left untreated, bruxism can cause chronic tension in the muscles of the jaws and face, loosen teeth, damage dental fillings and prosthetics, and even contribute to a TMJ jaw-joint disorder. Some of the most common symptoms associated with bruxism include morning headaches, soreness of the jaws, long lasting facial pain, swelling around the lower jaw, or damaged teeth. At the office of Lawrence J. Kobren DDS, PLLC, your experienced 11021 dentist is well equipped to treat bruxism and will perform a careful examination to check your teeth, jaws, bite and surrounding muscles for any indications of this condition. Although the underlying cause of bruxism is yet to be officially determined, it is commonly thought that stress, dental problems, or the effects of certain stimulants or medications are to blame. The good news is that in most cases, bruxism can be treated noninvasively. With a set of custom-fabricated nightguards, designed for wear while you sleep, your jaws can be kept apart at a safe, comfortable distance throughout the night.
If any of these symptoms sound familiar to you, you’re going to want to speak with a 11021 dentist who is prepared to diagnose and treat your condition. At the office of Lawrence J. Kobren DDS, PLLC, our experienced dentists have established a reputation for excellence and welcome the opportunity to help you reestablish a healthy smile. To schedule your next appointment with our skilled and compassionate team, call us at the number below today!