Do you wake up in the morning feeling tension in your jaw and face? Or do you regularly experience dental discomfort but do not have dental decay? If so, you may be grinding your teeth. The correct term for teeth grinding and clenching is bruxism. Patients who experience bruxism have a greater chance of experiencing severe dental issues, such as cracks or breaks, due to the repeated pressure on the teeth. One major cause of bruxism is stress.
While we hope our patients never experience a dental emergency, one of the most common is a cracked tooth. One way to help prevent this issue is to maintain routine dental care in our office. We will check your teeth for signs of potential problems, such as cracks. It is important to have a cracked tooth treated as soon as possible.