Do you clench or grind your teeth while you sleep? Does your jaw feel tight when you first wake up? If so, you could have bruxism. Bruxism is a condition that can be treated, and for help, our dentist, Dr. Sohrab Saghezchi with Southern Marin Dental in Mill Valley, California, is here to provide you more information about this condition.
Bruxism, also called teeth grinding, is an oral health condition that causes your teeth to grind or clench as you sleep. In most cases, people are not aware they are a victim of this condition unless they are told so by another person. The critical thing to know is this condition needs treatment because bruxism can damage your teeth and cause you to wear down your tooth enamel exposing the nerves or produce teeth sensitivity.
Other indications of bruxism include aching in your jaw, face, or ears. This condition can cause severe headaches or difficulty sleeping. This health condition can also create a locked jaw, which is a condition that keeps you from opening or closing your jaw entirely, making it hard or dreadful to eat or talk. That is why seeking assistance is critical with those who have bruxism.
If you have questions about your oral health or would like more information about bruxism to protect your oral health, our dental team is happy to take your call! We can be reached at 415-578-5879 to make an appointment. We look forward to hearing from you.