Bruxism (teeth grinding) is a common condition that occurs to most people at some point in their lives. Bruxism is a fairly common disorder and, while more common at night, it can occur at any time. At Adaptive Dental Associates, we offer several treatments to help minimize the effects of bruxism and prevent damage to your teeth from occurring. We invite you to contact our office at 908-847-4498 to learn more about bruxism in Phillipsburg, New Jersey, and to schedule your appointment with our experienced dentists, Dr. Robert Lo Giudice and associates.

Bruxism can cause significant damage to your teeth over time, including:

  • Gum recession
  • Tooth loss
  • Abnormal wear in tooth enamel
  • Arthritis
  • Myofascial pain
  • Cracked, chipped, or broken teeth
  • Headaches
  • Earaches
  • Jaw, neck, and shoulder pain

Bruxism has also been known to contribute to depression, eating disorders, and anxiety.

If you have bruxism, there are several solutions that our dentists may recommend, such as mouth guards, NTI-tss devices, BOTOX® treatment, relaxation exercises, stress management, and biofeedback mechanisms. Once your bruxism is under control and the progression of damage has been halted, our dentists can provide you with restorative procedures to begin giving you back a healthy, attractive, and fully functional smile. Common treatments include dental crowns, gum grafting, and crown lengthening.

For more information about bruxism, and to schedule a consultation with our dentists, please call our office today.