During your appointments at American Dental Center Homestead, Dr. Rafah Abdelmonem will check your teeth for signs of bruxism. Bruxism, or tooth grinding, is one of the largest contributing factors to tooth damage, and it often occurs while you are asleep. We invite you to contact us at 305-247-8823 to make an appointment with our dentist and learn more about bruxism in Homestead, Florida.
While there are many restorative treatments available, our dentist will begin your treatment by preventing any further damage from occurring. Some of the treatments recommended may include night guards and other oral appliances, BOTOX, relaxation exercises, stress management, and biofeedback mechanisms. Once you are no longer causing damage to your teeth, our dentist will work with you to find the treatment or treatments that are most appropriate for restoring your teeth and smile.
Common symptoms of bruxism include:
- Aching jaws
- Muscle tension in the neck
- Excessive tooth wear
- Gum recession
- Teeth that are cracked, fractured, or broken
- Myofascial pain
Please call our office today to schedule a consultation with our dentist to check for bruxism, and learn about your treatment options. We are committed to helping you improve your oral health and function so that you no longer need to live in pain and can enjoy a more beautiful smile.