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Teeth Grinding Dentist in Clifton, NJ

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What is Bruxism?

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Bruxism is a condition where you grind, gnash, or clench your teeth. It can occur during the day or at night while you sleep. Dental bruxism, specifically nighttime grinding, is often more challenging to control because it happens unconsciously.

Grinding teeth can lead to various dental problems, such as tooth wear, fractures, and increased tooth sensitivity. It can also cause jaw pain, headaches, and damage to dental restorations like fillings and crowns. Stress, anxiety, sleep disorders, and an abnormal bite are common factors contributing to bruxism. If you suspect you have bruxism, it’s essential to consult a bruxism specialist for proper diagnosis and teeth grinding treatment to prevent further dental issues.

Teeth Grinding Symptoms

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Common symptoms include:

Grinding teeth can lead to worn down, flattened, or chipped teeth.

Increased sensitivity to hot, cold, or sweet foods and drinks due to enamel wear.

Persistent pain or soreness in the jaw, neck, or face, especially after waking up.

Frequent, dull headaches, particularly in the temples, caused by the strain on jaw muscles.

Earaches without any infection, due to jaw muscle tension.

Cracked, chipped, or loose teeth from the excessive pressure.

Grinding noises that can disturb your sleep or your partner’s sleep. So finding an effective grinding teeth in sleep treatment is important.

If you experience any of these symptoms, consult a dentist in Clifton for evaluation and appropriate teeth grinding treatment to prevent further damage.


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Types of bruxism

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There are two main types of bruxism: awake bruxism and sleep bruxism.

This occurs when you grind or clench your teeth while awake. It is often related to stress, anxiety, or concentration. People with awake bruxism may not be aware of their habit until they notice symptoms like jaw pain or worn teeth.

This happens during sleep and is considered a sleep-related movement disorder. Individuals with sleep bruxism might grind their teeth without knowing it, often alerted by a partner who hears the grinding. Symptoms can include jaw soreness, headaches, and disturbed sleep.

Both types can lead to similar dental problems, such as tooth wear, fractures, and jaw pain. Identifying the type of bruxism is important for effective bruxism treatment.

Bruxism Treatment Options

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Treatment for bruxism is different for every particular case, and also may involve a combination of approaches, not just a one-size-fits-all solution. Here are some common options:

Wearing a custom-fitted mouthguard at night can protect teeth from grinding damage and reduce jaw strain. This is a common sleep bruxism treatment.

Since stress and anxiety are significant contributors to bruxism, techniques like meditation, yoga, and counseling can help reduce teeth grinding.

Learning to change habits through cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) can be an effective bruxism cure. This therapy focuses on identifying and changing the behaviors that lead to teeth grinding.

Muscle relaxants, taken before bedtime, can help reduce muscle tension and prevent grinding during sleep.

In some cases, correcting misaligned teeth or bite issues with orthodontic treatments can reduce bruxism.

Reducing caffeine and alcohol intake, avoiding chewing gum, and maintaining a regular sleep schedule can also be an effective treatment for teeth grinding.

These treatment options can help alleviate symptoms and protect your teeth from the effects of grinding.

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Why Should You Choose Bruxism Treatment by Dr. Edward Doktorman?

Choosing Dr. Edward Doktorman at Prestige Dental for your bruxism treatment is a good choice. As a teeth grinding dentist and specialist, Dr. Doktorman has extensive experience in diagnosing and treating bruxism. His expertise ensures you receive effective care to your specific needs.

Located in Clifton, Prestige Dental provides a comfortable and welcoming environment for all patients. Dr. Doktorman uses the latest technology and treatment methods, such as custom-fitted mouthguards, to provide treatment for teeth grinding.

Additionally, Dr. Doktorman can address any related dental issues, such as dental bone graft, so your overall oral health is well-managed. His patient-centered approach means you will receive explanations and support throughout your treatment process.

By choosing Dr. Edward Doktorman at Prestige Dental, you can trust you’re in the hands of a skilled teeth grinding specialist who is dedicated to improving your oral health.

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Madeline ClaraMadeline Clara
14:10 08 Oct 23
My recent visit to the dentist for dental crowns exceeded all my expectations. The attention to detail and the dentist’s commitment to perfection were evident throughout the procedure. I’m genuinely impressed!
Emery RubyEmery Ruby
12:03 08 Oct 23
I can’t thank my dentist enough for the wonderful dental implants. The transformation in my oral health is remarkable. From the initial consultation to the final result, the entire journey was top-notch.
Sarah AmeliaSarah Amelia
19:34 29 Sep 23
Remarkable how the dental crowns seamlessly blend with my existing teeth – a true testament to the dentist’s artistry. The procedure was comfortable, and I’m thrilled with my rejuvenated smile.
Kristin HartKristin Hart
04:36 13 Jul 23
They are the best in this field. They provided quality service. Throughout the whole process, they support me like none other. Will surely recommend my friends and family.
14:42 07 Jan 23
Doctor Edward Doktorman luckily for me, has been my Dentist of choice for so many years. I have done multiple implants, root canals, bone graft, new posts and crowns, deep cleaning, filling, recementing, and other dental procedures in this office, and never had any issues afterwards. Dr. Edward and his staff are also great people on the personal level, very accommodating, very friendly, nice, helpful, go out of their ways to make the patient feel comfortable, and always smiling and joking with patients to lessen the stress of being at the dentist office. The Doctor always takes X-rays much more often than other dentists do before and after procedures (at no add’l cost to the patient) to make sure his work is done perfectly and satisfactorily. He always takes his time to explain in details what the diagnosis is and what needs to be done in an easy to understand language. You are no doubt in good hands with Doktorman.
17:29 26 Sep 22
From phone, to door, to chair, back to the door, this was a very positive experience. I put off a root canal for way too long. Don’t do that, by the way. Anyway, I ended up with a very angry abscess, went to one of those online doctors for $65 and got antibiotics and a dental rinse, and as soon as the swelling was sufficiently down, I decided to just have the tooth yanked. Back molar, not going to miss it too much, a lot cheaper than even going to Los Algones Mexico for a root canal which honestly these days makes a lot more sense than having it done for the higher price (even when factoring in air fare and hotel for dental tourism to Mexico) here in the States. In any case, everyone, and I mean everyone at this office is so friendly and polite and professional and efficient. It just so happened, and I certainly can’t guarantee this nor could this dentist, but I ended up being charged slightly less than the estimate they gave me. Even had it been the top and of the estimate, it’s still would have been a good deal. I would add that I am not a fan of Novocaine at all, and have had dental work done before without the shot because the regular pain I can handle, but I’m a baby about the Novocaine shot. This time I didn’t want to mess around since I was having a tooth pulled, but the dentist gave a fantastic shot and the entire procedure he did an excellent job. The healing process has been going very well with the exception of a bit of sharp bone sticking out the inner side of my gum (according to Google, this is not abnormal after a tooth extraction) and attacking my tongue on that side. I let them know about this today which is a Monday. I’m not scheduled to be back to have the stitches out until Thursday, but they told me that they would fit me in tomorrow.So let’s review: everyone in that office is friendly, professional, responsive, accommodating and efficient, the pricing is very gentle, and the dentist himself Dr. Doktorman does excellent work. So if you’re anywhere in reasonable commute distance and in need of a dentist, this seems like a pretty obvious choice. Going to a dentist is not recreational, but seriously, you’re going to be happy with them here.

Frequently Asked Questions

You should see a dentist if you experience persistent jaw pain, headaches, tooth damage, or if you notice signs of grinding while sleeping. Early intervention can prevent further dental issues and alleviate discomfort.

Yes, bruxism is treatable. With proper diagnosis and a combination of treatments tailored to your specific needs, you can manage the symptoms effectively and protect your teeth and overall oral health.

Dental guards, also known as night guards, are custom-made appliances that fit over your teeth. They help to protect your teeth from the effects of grinding and clenching and can reduce jaw pain and discomfort.

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