Q & A: Teeth Grinding

Toothache, Pinehurst, NC It’s the silent dental problem that most patients don’t even realize they are suffering from, teeth grinding. Teeth grinding can have detrimental effects on your oral health and some patients don’t even realize it is happening, which is why it is important to visit a trusted dentist regularly who can identify signs of teeth grinding. Pinehurst dentists Dr. Clement Monore and Dr. Kamron Monroe are experienced in providing patient focused, comprehensive dental care to each patient that visits their office. We are focused on diagnosing dental problems and finding the best solutions to restore the health of your teeth.

Teeth Grinding Questions


What is Teeth grinding?

Teeth grinding (Bruxism) that happens occasionally does not usually have effects on your oral health. However, if you grind your teeth on a daily basis, it can start to cause the issue to your teeth.It is important to visit our Pinehurst dental office to determine if teeth grinding is causing any complex dental issues.

Why do I grind my teeth?
Teeth grinding can occur for a number of different reasons. Some patients grind their teeth due to anxiety or nervousness. It may even happen during sleep due to sleep apnea or a type of sleep disorder.Bruxism can be an early sign of TMJ, so it is important to have your mouth, teeth, and jaw checked to determine the root cause of your teeth grinding.

How do I determine if I grind my teeth?
In most cases, patients don’t realize they grind their teeth. Sometimes it takes a loved one to point out that you grind your teeth in your sleep. The best way to determine if you grind your teeth is to visit Drs. Monroe and Monroe, so that they can properly check your teeth and determine if you have any signs of bruxism.

Some of the signs of bruxism include:

  • Worn teeth
  • Dull tooth enamel
  • Broken fillings and/or crowns
  • Headaches, especially in the morning
  • Sensitive teeth
  • Jaw pain or soreness

How do I treat bruxism?
Drs. Monroe and Monroe will skillfully examine your teeth and determine what the best plan of action is to restore your smile.

Some treatment for bruxism include:

  • Night Guard
  • Occlusal Splint
  • Orthodontics
  • Restorative Dentistry
  • Bite Equilibrium

Schedule A Visit

If you are experiencing signs of teeth grinding, visit our Pinehurst, NC dental office. Drs. Monroe and Monroe will happily examine your teeth and find a treatment that is right for you. Feel free to schedule an appointment online or call 910.420.3670

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