Teeth Grinding in West Austin
Issues Caused by Teeth Grinding
- TMJ disorder
- Jaw pain
- Migraine headaches
- Flat, chipped, or worn teeth
- Broken dental work
- Muscle tension throughout the face, neck, and shoulders
- Limited range of motion in the TMJ
- Difficulty eating
- Tinnitus (ringing ears)
Treatments for Grinding
Much of the muscle contraction due to grinding is attributed to stress and habits. Since neither of these is easy for a person to get rid of on their own, talking to Dr. Smith is a great place to start. He may recommend a treatment or combination of therapies such as bite splints and deprogrammers. These adjust the way the jaw is positioned when in a resting state, preventing it from fully engaging and tensing the muscles.
Schedule a Visit Today
For those who suspect they grind their teeth, Dr. Smith would love to speak with them and help them understand how it could be affecting their oral health. Learn more by contacting the office today to book a visit.