What You Need To Know About Teeth Grinding

Do you grind your teeth?

Teeth grinding can have detrimental effects on your oral health if left untreated. Annapolis dentist Dr. Vernon Sheen offers comprehensive exams and effective treatment plans for patients suffering from a variety of dental problems, including teeth grinding. During your visit, Dr. Sheen will check for any signs of teeth grinding like cracked, chipped, or damaged teeth. Our goal at the Annapolis Center For Dental Health & Wellness is to provide patients with the highest standard of dental care through patient-focused, comprehensive dentistry.

What causes teeth grinding?

Knowing the cause of your teeth grinding will allow Dr. Sheen to create a more effective treatment plan that addresses your needs.

  • Stress
  • TMD or other bite disorders
  • Misaligned teeth

What are the signs of teeth grinding?

If you are experiencing any symptoms associated with teeth grinding, you should visit our Annapolis dental office.

  • A headache or a migraine
  • Jaw, neck, and face pain
  • Tooth sensitivity
  • Worn, chipped, or cracked teeth
  • Lockjaw
  • Earache
  • Tooth enamel damage

When should I visit the dentist for teeth grinding?

Ideally, patients should visit the dentist twice a year for routine preventive care exams. During a preventive care visit, Dr. Sheen will thoroughly examine your teeth and gums to check for any signs of complex dental problems. If there are signs of teeth damage present, Dr. Sheen will be able to provide a cosmetic, restorative, or general dentistry treatment to restore your smile.

What are the treatments for teeth grinding?

  • Teeth grinding mouthguard: This oral appliance is usually worn at night to prevent teeth grinding. Dr. Sheen can create a custom-made mouthguard that fits securely over the teeth.
  • Bite Correction Therapy: If your teeth grinding is caused by a misaligned bite, Dr. Sheen may perform a number of treatments to realign your bite. Dr. Sheen may suggest dental crowns, porcelain veneers, or dental bonding to improve your smile.

How do I schedule an appointment?

If you would like to explore your options, contact our Annapolis dental office. Dr. Sheen and his dental care team will work with you to get you the dental treatment you need.