Bruxism, or the grinding and clenching of teeth, can damage your teeth and negatively impact your overall health. Drs. Jason Campbell and Rick Farnsworth offer treatment to prevent teeth grinding in Prescott, Arizona, to help you avoid the oral trauma of bruxism and maintain a healthy smile. Please call us at 928-776-1208 to learn more about bruxism prevention therapy and schedule your consultation with our caring dentists.
Bruxism has a variety of possible causes, including but not limited to:
- Misaligned teeth and bites
- Complications caused by health disorders
- Normal growth and development in children
- Traumatic brain injuries
- As a side effect of certain medications.
When not prevented or left untreated, bruxism wears down your tooth enamel, causing sensitivity in your teeth. It also causes fractures, cracks, and chips in your teeth, and can cause significant pain in your neck, jaw, and face, often leading to migraines, headaches, earaches, and jaw injuries. Bruxism has also been linked to anxiety and depression, and can contribute to arthritis in the joints of your jaw.
Our dentists may recommend one or more treatments to prevent or halt bruxism, depending on your individual needs. Stress management exercises may be recommended to help you relax and manage your daily stress. We may also provide a night guard or other oral appliance to help protect your teeth from ongoing wear.
For more information on bruxism prevention therapy and to schedule your appointment with our team, please contact our office today.