The Tulsa Orofacial Pain & Sleep Disorders Clinic - Terry R. Bennett, D.M.D.

1616 S. Denver
Tulsa, OK 74119

918-582-8651

Bruxism

bruxism


Bruxism is the act of grinding or clenching your teeth. It affects both kids and adults. People with bruxism can unknowingly clench their teeth throughout the day. This happens most often when a person feels anxious or tense. Most kids who have bruxism, and some adults, grind or gnash their teeth during sleep, usually in the early stages of sleep. This is called sleep bruxism.

Most cases of bruxism are mild and do not generally require treatment. However, depending on frequency and severity it can lead to headaches, damage to teeth, jaw disorders, and other problems. People with sleep bruxism usually aren’t aware of their “habit”. As a result they aren’t aware that they have the condition until complications occur. It’s important to know the signs and symptoms of bruxism and to maintain regular dental care.

If you or someone you know is experiencing the symptoms listed above, contact us to schedule an examination.

The NTI appliance has been proven very effective in our treatment of clenching and bruxing (grinding) for patients to achieve immediate results, this appliance is FDA approved. Other appliances are also available.

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