Bruxism Treatments Rochester NY
Bruxism is an oral parafunctional activity that commonly occurs in most people at some point in their lives. The two main characteristics of this condition are grinding of the teeth and clenching of the jaw. These actions usually occur during a person’s sleeping hours, but occasionally they occur during the day.
Bruxism is one of the most common known sleep disorders. Chewing is a neuromuscular activity controlled by a subconscious process, but more highly controlled by the brain. During sleep, the subconscious process may become active, while the higher control is inactive (asleep), resulting in bruxism. The most common symptoms are earaches, headaches, depression, eating disorders, anxiety, and chronic stress.
Why should I seek treatment for Bruxism?
There are a variety of devices and services available through our office to help treat bruxism:
Once bruxing is under control, you can have a variety of dental procedures done to restore your smile, such as crown and veneers, gum grafts, and crown lengthening.
To set up an appointment, give us a call at (585) 651-3194.