Save Your Summer With Bruxism Treatment! [BLOG]

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If you’re suffering from painful headaches, jaw soreness, and other symptoms that are making it tough to enjoy your life, your New Orleans dentist may be able to help you save what’s left of your summer!

Dr. Tripp at 7 O’Clock Dental provides effective solutions for bruxism that could be causing your debilitating symptoms and possibly putting your healthy smile at risk!

What Is Bruxism?

Have you ever been stuck in traffic during your morning commute when you were already running late for work to begin with? We can all relate to that kind of stress.

When you’re in that sort of situation, you might experience a moment of realization that you’re clutching the steering wheel tightly, your shoulders are tensed up, and you’re clenching your jaw, all without meaning to.

That’s kind of what it’s like to have bruxism. It’s a habit of grinding your upper and lower teeth together, often unwittingly. In fact, people who suffer from bruxism will usually grind their teeth while they sleep, so unless your spouse or partner tells you about it, you may not be aware that you’re doing it.

But you’ll feel the effects, no doubt!

The common symptoms of bruxism can include:


  • Frequent headaches and migraines
  • Earache pain
  • Soreness in your jaw, face, and neck
  • Facial swelling
  • Lockjaw
  • Clicking sounds in your jaw
  • Restless sleep


You may also notice some changes to your teeth or dental health, too. Tooth pain or sensitivity, worn, cracked, or chipped teeth, and even loose teeth can all be telltale signs of bruxism.

Given all the destruction this behavior can create, in terms of your comfort, health, and quality of life, it’s easy to understand why your friends at 7 O’Clock Dental want to encourage you to let us help you find relief and healing!

Bye, Bye Bruxism!

One of the best ways to relieve pain and muscle tension caused by grinding and clenching your teeth is with a custom mouthguard. Worn while you sleep, this oral appliance provides enough cushion to alleviate the pressure you’re putting on your jaw. It also makes it impossible for your upper and lower teeth to rub together, which reduces your risk for dental damage.

And wearing this custom mouthguard can even help you and your partner wake up feeling more rested and refreshed since it eliminates your noisy nightly teeth grinding!

If your bruxism has resulted in tooth pain or sensitivity from damaged tooth enamel, we will be happy to provide the dental treatment you need to restore the health and appearance of your smile!

Schedule Your Treatment In New Orleans!

It may be back-to-school season, but that doesn’t mean summer is over just yet.

You still have time to enjoy it without the pain and discomfort of bruxism!

To schedule your treatment in New Orleans, LA, call 7 O’Clock Dental today at (504) 266-0664 or fill out our online form. We’ll help you find fast relief and long-term healing!

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