The involuntary clenching and grinding of teeth in a para-functional manner (outside of normal function like chewing or eating) is known as bruxism. It might be triggered by stress or anxiety, but it is usually an unconscious action that patients perform while sleeping. While bruxism does not cause pain or discomfort to everyone, it could cause headaches, neck aches, facial pain, earaches, sleep disturbances, jaw pain, and stiffness in some people.
Although there is no specific, clear consensus as to what causes bruxism, the following factors are among those believed to trigger it in susceptible people:
Signs & symptoms of bruxism may include the following:
Colorado Wellness Dentistry offers the best dental care procedures in Centennial, CO including treatment for bruxism. For more information and appointments, call us at (303) 798-1068, book online, and visit us at 9085 E Mineral Cir #220, Centennial, CO 80112.
Colorado Wellness Dentistry is at the forefront of dental treatment for our patients, who are focused on whole body health. Our office understands that oral healthcare is the gateway to the rest of a person’s wellness. We care for our patients as a whole person. Dr. Williams uses modern courses of treatment including LANAP for gum disease and periodontal problems, Bioclear for cosmetic and alternative treatment to crowns, Mercury removal for overall health and wellness for metal sensitive patients, and whole family dental care. When you find a home at Colorado Wellness Dentistry you feel in control of your treatment and oral health.
Patients seeking gum disease treatment can now turn to the new, minimally invasive LANAP® (Laser-Assisted New Attachment Procedure). By using this new laser technology, a dentist for gum disease can remove diseased tissue without using a scalpel. The LANAP® gum disease treatment works by inserting a small fiber between the tooth and the gum and sending a pulsed laser light to remove all bacteria and infected tissue from the area. The laser is then used again to stimulate the bone and tissue in a way that encourages regrowth. By removing only the infected tissue, LANAP® gum disease treatment reduces bleeding and minimizes recovery time.
Do you experience sore or bleeding gums when brushing or flossing your teeth? Do you have severe pain when chewing food? These symptoms can be the warning signs of gum disease - gingivitis or periodontitis. It is important to address these conditions at the earliest stages to prevent future complications.
Bioclear is the latest and most innovative technique of dental restoration. It is a procedure that has evolved from the traditional use of amalgam fillings to contemporary composite restorations. It helps the dentist to give superior all-around treatment to traditional fillings.
Dr. Mitchell J. Williams and Dr. Steven C. Olsen, located in Centennial, CO, serving patients from Greenwood Village, CO, Highlands Ranch, CO, and Aurora, CO. We are looking forward to welcoming you to our office and encourage you to schedule your appointment today!Schedule Your Appointment