Over time, teeth grinding can affect the condition and function of your teeth. Teeth grinding is often caused by stress. In some cases, teeth grinding may be caused by malocclusion, tension, or temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMD). If teeth grinding is caused by stress, we may recommend lifestyle changes to manage stress. If your teeth grinding is caused by a more complex problem, Dr. Melissa Elliott and our care team at Harford County Dentistry can find the right solution to alleviate your symptoms, address any enamel damage, and prevent further tooth damage.
Fallston dentist Dr. Elliott values each of our patients and work with them one on one to create a treatment plan that addresses all of their needs. If you are looking for a solution to alleviate your symptoms, you should visit Harford County Dentistry in Fallston, MD.
Some patients who grind their teeth may not realize they grind their teeth until they visit the dentist. Dr. Elliott can perform a comprehensive exam to check the teeth for any signs of dysfunction. Dr. Elliott will check for any visual signs of teeth grinding during your exam. However, if you do notice any of these symptoms, you may want to schedule an exam with Harford County Dentistry.
- A headache
- Facial pain
- Teeth sensitivity
- Jaw pain or discomfort
- Chipped or fractured teeth
- Sores in the mouth
Treating Teeth Grinding in Fallston, MD
The goal of treatment is to alleviate your symptoms, stop teeth grinding, treat the underlying cause of teeth grinding, and address any tooth damage. After a comprehensive exam, Dr. Elliott will create a personalized treatment plan based on your needs. Depending on your case, Dr. Elliott may suggest one or more of these solutions.
- Cosmetic Dentistry: As a highly trained dentist, Dr. Elliott may recommend dental bonding, dental crowns, or porcelain veneers to repair damaged teeth. Dr. Elliott will work with you to find the right solution for your cosmetic goals, budget, and dental needs.
- Mouthguard: Mouthguards are usually worn at night to prevent teeth grinding and further damage to your enamel. Dr. Elliott will need to take impressions of your teeth to create your custom fit mouthguard.
Get Treated For Teeth Grinding
Dr. Elliott is a highly trained dentist in Fallston, MD. Dr. Elliott is committed to providing effective solutions for patients in need of dental care. If you would like to explore your options, you should contact Harford County Dentistry. If you need to schedule an appointment, call or schedule an appointment online.