Are you aware of the risk factors that are associated with dental damage while you sleep? One particular common condition that can arise while you sleep is known as bruxism. If you are suffering from bruxism, you are putting your gums and your teeth at an increased risk of dental damage. This is because bruxism occurs when you unknowingly grind and clench your teeth while you sleep.
One of the most common symptoms associated with bruxism is cheek tissue damage. This occurs when it looks as if the inside of your cheeks are gnawed and chewed. Similar symptoms include indentations on your tongue, worn or flat teeth, fractured teeth that have no reasonable explanations, and worn tooth enamel.
When you wake up in the morning, if you have a feeling of increased tooth sensitivity or any aches and pains in your mouth, bruxism may be the cause. This can include facial pain, tight jaw muscles, or earaches and headaches. If any of these symptoms are present, visit your dentist for an oral examination to determine if bruxism is the cause.
Be sure to make time in your life to visit your dentist at Riverwalk Dental Spa for extensive bruxism treatments, and if necessary, to schedule an appointment with Dr. Carrie Sessom for a thorough exam of your oral health. You can get ahold of our dentist office in Jenks, Oklahoma, by calling us at 918-770-0027.