Teeth grinding, also known as “bruxism,” can wear your teeth down over time if it isn’t properly treated. Teeth grinding usually occurs at night, which means many patients don’t realize they grind their teeth until they visit a dentist. Teeth grinding can sometimes be signs of a more complex dental problem like a bite disorder or TMJ.
Dr. Datta Malyavantham and our highly trained associates at Ridgetop Dental in Sterling and Reston, VA provide advanced dental treatment for a range of dental concerns. At Ridgetop Dental, we take our time to plan the correct treatment for your teeth in hopes we can restore beauty and function back to your smile. After a detailed examination of the occlusal system and your teeth, Dr. Datta or one of our associates can make an informed decision on the best treatment for you. If you are seeking an experienced, trusted dentist, visit Ridgetop Dental in Sterling and Reston, VA.
Teeth Grinding Symptoms
As noted, most patients don’t notice that they grind their teeth until they get their teeth examined. Your best bet to ensure the health of your smile is to schedule preventive care visits every six months. During preventive care visits, Dr. Datta or one of his associates will perform a though examination of your mouth, teeth, gums, and occlusal system. Not only do we check your teeth, but we advanced technology to examine your jaw joints to spot any signs of dysfunction.
- Worn teeth
- Chipped, fractured or cracked teeth
- Frequent headaches
- Jaw pain or tightness
- Tooth sensitivity
It is imperative to find a solution for teeth grinding because it may it lead to tooth loss or a more complexed dental problem. During the comprehensive dental exam, Dr. Datta can spot any early signs of complex dental problems and get you the treatment you need.
After a detailed examination of your teeth and jaw, we can make a more informed decision on which treatment will benefit your specific dental needs.
We may suggest any one or combination of these dental treatments:
- Restorative dentistry
- Bite equilibration
- Mouthguards/splint therapy
If you feel like you may have experienced teeth grinding, schedule an appointment with one of our highly trained dentist in Sterling, VA or Reston, VA. Patients can feel free to request an appointment online or call one of our two Northern VA office locations:
- Sterling: (703) 520-7410
- Reston: (571) 313-7010