Bright32 – Airway Dentistry – SHORELINE, WA
Clenching & Grinding Relief in Shoreline, WA
The Truth Behind Teeth Grinding
Teeth grinding, or bruxism, may seem common, but the causes and symptoms can be very serious. There are many issues that cause clenching and grinding, one being stress. In fact, according to an American Dental Association survey of dental professionals, more than half saw an increase of patients with a dental condition associated with stress. Teeth grinding and clenching can lead to chipped and cracked teeth, and early symptoms of a temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder such as jaw pain and headaches.
Clenching and grinding can happen both during the day and night. One of the most common causes of daytime clenching is an improper bite alignment, where the upper and lower jaw don’t fit properly together. Night time grinding can be more severe and be caused by underlying issues like an upper airway restriction, that is related to a constricted space in their nasal passageway and mouth. Oftentimes, there is not enough room for the tongue to fit properly, which can cause it to block the airway and eventually lead to sleep apnea.
Dr. Brenner and his dedicated team at Bright 32 have years of experience helping numerous patients in evaluating their bite alignment and other factors that could lead to clenching and grinding. If you experience any symptoms of clenching and grinding, and are looking for relief that will last, schedule a virtual consultation with Dr. Brenner to discuss how he can help you.
Clenching and Grinding Relief at Bright 32
Teeth grinding can truly affect the way you feel. Chronic grinding can often wear down the teeth and create jaw pain and tension headaches. Grinding can also affect the way you eat and how well you sleep and breathe. No one wants to experience this type of long-term discomfort.
Dr. Jordan Brenner has extensive background and training in Airway Dentistry and takes the time to determine the root cause of why you may grind your teeth. He won’t simply send you home with a mouth guard, or refer you to another doctor, instead he will address the underlying factors to support your dental and medical well-being all under one roof.
At Bright 32 Family Dentistry we offer at-home sleep studies followed by a comprehensive examination to determine the best course of action. Get started on your journey today by scheduling a consultation with Dr. Brenner to discuss how he can help you relieve your clenching and grinding pain.
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Benefits of Treatment
- Gain relief from headaches and jaw discomfort
- Eliminate breakage of fillings and crowns
- Avoid cracked, damaged, or fractured teeth
How is tooth grinding identified?
While symptoms will vary for many patients, most individuals will often have facial pain, tooth pain and sensitivity, and headaches. Some will have difficulty chewing. Others will have no signs at all and will discover from their dentist that they frequently clench their teeth.
What is Dr. Brenner’s approach to treatment?
Your appointment will consist of a proper evaluation to determine the cause of your grinding. A proper diagnosis will be the only way to come up with a personalized resolution. If you suffer from tooth grinding, we will want to determine if you have an airway issue before we introduce any oral appliances.
What is the cost of clenching and grinding relief treatment?
Exact pricing for your treatment can only be determined after an exam. At Bright 32 we accept most major dental insurances, offer an in-office membership program, as well as provide flexible financing options to reduce your out-of-pocket expenses. We work with all of our patients to fit costs into your budget and find a plan that works for YOU!