Teeth grinding can cause damage to the teeth, the gums and is also a common sign of a TMJ disorder. Teeth grinding usually occurs while a patient is asleep and can be difficult to diagnose.
Dr. Kenneth Banks is a highly trained dentist in Inwood, WV, offering comprehensive treatment for patients who grind their teeth or clench their jaw. During a one-on-one consultation, Dr. Banks will examine your teeth to check for signs of teeth grinding. Dr. Banks has advanced training in treating and diagnosing Sleep Apnea and TMJ.
Dr. Banks will develop and personalized treatment plan based on the patient’s unique oral health. Dr. Banks uses restorative dentistry, orthodontics and oral sleep appliance therapy to rebalance the bite, repair tooth damage and stop teeth grinding. Mouth guard or night guards reposition the jaw to prevent teeth grinding. The oral sleep appliance also helps protect the teeth from further wear or damage. Dr. Banks fabricates custom made mouth guards help reposition the jaw and stop teeth grinding.
Effects of Teeth Grinding
Teeth grinding can cause damage to the teeth and bite when left untreated. Teeth grinding can cause patients to be more susceptible to the development of decay and even tooth loss. Most patients are unaware that they grind their teeth at night. Knowing the symptoms of teeth grinding can help patients seek help.
- Clicking or popping in the jaw
- Chronic facial pain
- Headaches, especially in the morning
- Chipped or fractured teeth
- Worn teeth
Schedule A Consultation
Restorative dentist Dr. Kenneth Banks is committed to providing comprehensive dental care to all patients. If you grind your teeth, suffer from TMJ or have sleep apnea, contact our Inwood, WV dentist office. You may also schedule a consultation online.