Dental CareThe Kodish Dental Group offers a full range of cosmetic dentistry services including dental veneers, teeth whitening, bonding, crowns, and bridges
Bruxism Treatment in Fort Lauderdale
Bruxism is grinding of the teeth. This grinding activity is observed in most people to some degree. Bruxism includes clenching and/or grinding of the teeth. This grinding activity is caused by the activation of reflex chewing. Chewing is a complex neuromuscular activity controlled by the brain. During sleep, the reflex part is active, while the brain control is inactive resulting in this abnormal chewing action. Bruxism is one of the most common sleep disorders. Thirty to forty million Americans grind their teeth during a nightly basis.
A bruxism symptom may develop from numerous reasons, such as:
- a lack of symmetry in the teeth
- a reflection of anxiety
- a possible digestive problem
- a disturbed sleep pattern
In a common case, the teeth move side to side against each other causing the tooth enamel to abrade. The abrasion can then cause the removal of the sharp biting surfaces while flattening the edges of the teeth. During this activity, loud noises may be apparent if the molars are the teeth being ground. This noise is often loud enough to wake a sleeping partner.
When given enough time, overall damages can consist of chipped teeth, biting surface wear, abfractions, tooth loss, and even occlusion disease. Pain in the jaw joint, the temporomandibular joint (TMJ), and/or headaches may occur without proper treatment. This is caused by the newly flattened surface, which has been ground down completely. The effects of Bruxism may be quite advanced before sufferers notice and are aware of the implications. In which enough enamel is abraded, and the softer dentine is exposed, the abrasion will unfortunately intensify. This possibility may then cause future dental decay such as tooth fractures and gum recession.
Are you experiencing a bruxism symptom and need a dental specialist? Contact The Kodish Group to provide you with a solution for your bruxism symptom today!
Fort Lauderdale Dental Services
At Kodish Dental Group, our top priority is to provide an oral health care experience that’s truly comprehensive. Whether you’re in need of restorative care, tooth replacement solutions, or transformative cosmetic treatment, we want our patients to always be able to trust in the skills of our team as they work towards full oral health and beauty. Take a closer look at some of the services we offer below!
TMJ SymptomsLearn More
Waterlase Dental LaserLearn More
Dental ImplantsLearn More
Restorative DentistryLearn More
Laser DentistryLearn More
Plate Form Dental ImplantsLearn More
Restylane InjectionsLearn More
Sleep ApneaLearn More
Fountain Of YouthLearn More
Teeth WhiteningLearn More
Subperiosteal Dental ImplantsLearn More
Digital Dental X-RayLearn More
TMJ CausesLearn More
6 Month BracesLearn More
Dental TechnologyLearn More
Enamel ShapingLearn More
Cosmetic DentistryLearn More
Dental Implant SurgeryLearn More
Root Dental ImplantsLearn More
Porcelain VeneersLearn More
Bruxism TreatmentLearn More
Root CanalLearn More
Mini Dental ImplantsLearn More
Emergency DentistryLearn More
Dental OcclusionLearn More
Cures for SnoringLearn More
Intraoral CameraLearn More
Smile MakeoversLearn More
Adhesive DenturesLearn More
Intraoral Air StreamLearn More
TMJ TreatmentLearn More
Real Clients, Real Reviews
Besides the expertise at dentistry, Dr. Kodish and his staff are totally up to date with all the latest technology. AND they are super nice people. Going to the dentist is not usually high on the things people enjoy doing, but I always look forward to going to this office.
Excellent staff. Very professional, caring and courteous service. Will definitely recommend my friends and family.
I needed a new crown and they made it onsite same day with a laser machine. I was finished same day it was awsome and the staff makes you feel like your right at home