Are you in pain due to bruxism? Ask our skilled dentist about treatments for bruxism and facial pain in El Paso, Texas! There are a variety of treatments available to alleviate pain and discomfort and help you regain normal oral function and quality of life.
Bruxism, or teeth grinding and clenching, can occur at any time. However, it is more common at night while you are asleep. There are several factors that may contribute to bruxism, including stress, bad bites and misaligned teeth.
Untreated bruxism can lead to many oral health problems that can cause you pain and impact your day-to-day actions and quality of life. These problems include:
- Broken, chipped and worn teeth
- Broken dentures, oral appliances and dental restorations
- Headaches and migraines
- Earaches and ear ringing
- Sore jaw joints (contributing to TMJ disorders)
- Tension and pain in the head, neck and shoulder muscles
- Pain, tension and swelling in the jaw muscles
When you visit Silva Dentistry, we will work with you to diagnose the cause of your bruxism and determine which type of treatment will be most effective for you. Common treatments for bruxism and facial pain include bite splints, or night guards, and BOTOX®.
Night guards are a custom oral appliance worn while you sleep. They prevent your teeth from sustaining damage by keeping them from touching. BOTOX blocks the signals from the nerves to the muscles, limiting the ability of the muscles to contract and move and stopping them from grinding so that you can break the habit of grinding, even subconsciously, in the future.
For more information about facial pain and bruxism treatment in El Paso, Texas, and to schedule your consultation with Dr. Benjamin Silva, contact us today at 915-591-4303.