Millions of adults grind or clench their teeth during sleep or when feeling stressed unknowingly. Tooth grinding is even common for athletes during intense play. It is a natural reaction to perceived stress for most, but it can also be the result of an imbalance in the bite.
Dr. Petkevis in Chester Springs, Pennsylvania has extensive training in the diagnosis and treatment of teeth grinding, also known as bruxism. Addressing bruxism is important to avoid eventual damage to the teeth and gums- even tooth loss.
Through thorough examination for the signs of teeth grinding and discussing possible symptoms patients may be experiencing, Dr. Petkevis can identify the root cause of bruxism. This enables him to recommend a plan of treatment that can provide comfortable, lasting results and restore oral health.
Signs and Symptoms of Bruxism
- Frequent headaches
- Earaches and neck pain
- Jaw pain and tenderness
- Worn, chipped or flat looking teeth
- Locked jaw