What is Bruxism?
Do you grind your teeth? If you do, then you have Bruxism. Bruxism is the involuntary action of grinding your teeth, especially during sleep. It’s reminiscent of people who bite their nails. They are completely unaware of their actions.
What happens with Bruxism?
At least when one bites their nails, the nails grow back. One of the consequences of Bruxism is the enamel on the teeth does not come back once it is ground away. Bruxism is of concern because it can:
• Cause severe damage to the gums
• Cause weakening of the teeth to the point of fracturing
• Cause voids between the gums and the teeth that allow toxins and bacteria deep down into the gums. This acts as a causal factor in periodontal disease.
• Cause arthritis in the joint of the jawbone, creating chronic earaches and headaches
Bruxism is an unfortunate condition that can cause significant impact to the mouth and the body. There may not be a cure, but there are treatments that can be implemented to reduce the effects. Dr. William S. Neale of Wichita Falls, your periodontal specialist, can help you with those treatments.
What Can be Done?
Bruxism is often incorrectly diagnosed because it is only one of many causal factors that can wear down your teeth. Dr. William S. Neale of Wichita Falls, Texas is a dental specialist who has three years of extended training. The extra training enables him to diagnose and treat Bruxism as well as periodontal diseases.
If you are facing abnormal tooth wear, make an appointment to see Dr. William S. Neale. You may be suffering from Bruxism.
Dr. Neale has been practicing in Wichita Falls, Texas for a number of years following an illustrious army career. He has reaped hundreds of satisfied clients.
Become one of Dr. Neale’s satisfied customers, by contacting him today by Clicking Here or calling his office at (940) 322-0758. He will help you keep that sparkle in your smile.