Bruxism is a chronic condition that often involves grinding or clenching of teeth at night. Estimated to affect somewhere between 30 and 40 million across the US, a case of bruxism often goes unnoticed for many years until its effects on the jaws, teeth, or facial muscles become most severe. At Smiles Etcetera, our experienced dentist provides a sweeping range of advanced dental services for your continued oral health, including treatments for bruxism. Whether you require the essentials in preventive, emergency and pediatric care, or the most leading-edge restorative, prosthetic and cosmetic services for your smile, you can count on our 28358 dental office for all your comprehensive oral care needs.
One of the difficulties with recognizing the signs of bruxism is that most people who suffer from it are unaware of their clenching or grinding habit. As a result, sometimes it’s not until chronic orofacial pain, jaw pain or stiffness develops and is reported to the dentist that a proper diagnosis can be made. At our 28358 dental office, Dr. Davis is highly familiarized with the tell tale signs of bruxism, from unusual wear spots on the teeth, to muscle tension in and around the orofacial complex. In some cases, bruxism can also contribute to the development of a TMJ jaw-joint disorder. With a customized set of nightguards, worn while sleeping, your jaws can be held safely and comfortably apart throughout the night, eliminating the possibility of clenching or grinding your teeth. As a dentist, Dr. Davis is highly skilled in making your night guards optimally comfortable, therapeutic and effective.
If you’ve been exhibiting dental symptoms such as jaw pain, jaw stiffness, orofacial pain, or a bed partner has noticed you clenching your teeth while you’re asleep, we invite you to our 28358 dental office for a careful oral examination. For the gentle and skilled care your smile deserves, contact the friendly staff at Smiles Etcetera today!
4307 Ludgate St
Lumberton, NC 28358