Geneva, IL dentist Dr. Neeraj Khanna is experienced in the treatment of patients who grind their teeth and/or suffer from TMJ disorder (TMD). Dr. Khanna offers a range of treatment options including bite guards and corrective procedures to realign the teeth and prevent teeth grinding.
Teeth Grinding Causes and Symptoms
Signs that you may be grinding your teeth:
- You notice that your teeth are worn, have tiny chips or flat spots
- Your teeth look dull because of worn tooth enamel
- Your teeth are more sensitive, especially to hot or cold foods
- You have jaw pain, tightness in the face or frequent headaches
- You have a constant earache, but no ear infection
How to Stop Teeth Grinding
Treatment for teeth grinding, also known as bruxism, may involve multiple steps and procedures. The first step is usually to stop teeth grinding. Dr. Khanna often does this by creating a teeth grinding mouthguard that the patient wears while they sleep.
For lasting results, Dr. Khanna will determine the underlying cause of teeth grinding with a comprehensive assessment of the entire occlusal system: teeth, gums, jaw joints. This could involve straightening teeth that are crooked, reshaping teeth that do not make proper contact, or working to reposition the jaw joints.
The final step is to correct any tooth damage that was caused by teeth grinding. Dr. Khanna may use cosmetic bonding, veneers or crowns to improve the appearance of teeth.
Schedule a Consultation
If you are searching for a Geneva dentist to help you stop teeth grinding, contact Khanna Dentistry to schedule an appointment with Dr. Neeraj Khanna.