Teeth grinding can lead to the development of complex dental concerns if left untreated. Teeth grinding usually occurs during sleep, so most patients don’t realize they grind their teeth until they visit their dentist. However, some patients may notice symptoms like headaches, tooth sensitivity, or jaw pain. Understanding teeth grinding and finding a treatment to prevent further damage to the teeth is a key part of alleviating your symptoms.
Arlington Heights dentist Dr. Brent Engelberg provides a full range of personalized, comprehensive dental services for patients who grind their teeth. If you suspect you grind your teeth at night or if you haven’t visited the dentist recently for a routine dental exam, visit our team at AH Smiles in Arlington Heights, IL.
Why Do I Grind My Teeth
Patients grind their teeth for a variety of different reasons; one of the most common reasons for teeth grinding is stress. Other causes for teeth grinding may include a misaligned bite, missing or crooked teeth. Dr. Engelberg will perform a complete comprehensive exam to determine the underlying cause of your teeth grinding, and create a treatment plan based on your needs. When teeth grinding is left unaddressed, patients may experience worn teeth, chipped teeth, broken teeth, or tooth loss.
In advanced cases, teeth grinding may affect the alignment of your jaw and lead to serious dental concerns like TMJ or other bite disorders.
Treating Teeth Grinding
Your treatment will depend on the root cause of your teeth grinding. Dr. Engelberg may work with you to recommend lifestyle changes to reduce stress and alleviate symptoms of teeth grinding. Dr. Engelberg may recommend one or more of these symptoms to prevent teeth grinding and address damage to the teeth.
Request An Appointment
If you are experiencing teeth grinding, visit our Arlington Heights dental office for the care our need. Dr. Engelberg is an experienced dentist who is committed to improving patients smiles. If you would like to learn more about your treatment options, call 847.230.9703 or request an appointment online.