Bruxism is the grinding and clenching of teeth. While it can occur at any time, it most commonly occurs at night while you are asleep. Bruxism can cause serious damage to your teeth and smile, and it can have a significant impact on your day-to-day life. Some of the problems that may occur as a result of bruxism include:
- Broken, chipped and fractured teeth
- Excessively worn teeth
- Broken dentures or other oral appliances
- Headaches and migraines
- Tinnitus (ear ringing)
- Sore jaw joints (leading or contributing to a TMJ disorder)
- Tension and pain in the head, neck and shoulder muscles
- Pain and tightness in the jaw
At Mirci Dental, we are committed to helping you enjoy a healthy smile and improving your quality of life. We offer treatments to help you manage bruxism so that you can protect your teeth and restore your healthy smile. While there are a variety of treatments available to help manage bruxism, our dentists most frequently recommend Xeomin injectable to reduce clenching, and oral appliances, such as night guards, to help protect your teeth while you sleep. Once your bruxism has been brought under control, we will be able to provide you with further restorative treatments to improve the health, function and appearance of your teeth.
If you have any questions about treatment for bruxism in Salt Lake City, Utah, and to schedule a consultation with Dr. Mirci or Dr. Reynolds, please call our office today at 801-486-1155.