FAQ: Teeth Grinding

Levesque Dentistry is a dental practice focused on finding solutions for your dental concerns. Teeth Grinding is a common dental concern that plagues patients. At our Nashua dental office, we offer a full range of cosmetic, general, and restorative dental treatments to help repair teeth that have been damaged by teeth grinding.

How will I know if I grind my teeth?

It can be difficult for patients to know whether or not they grind their teeth because teeth grinding usually occurs during sleep. For some patients, a loved one may notice that you grind your teeth at night and may inform you.

For other patients, they may notice other symptoms associated with teeth grinding.

What are the signs and symptoms of teeth grinding?

Symptoms may vary depending on the patient and other factors. Signs of teeth grinding may include:

  • Dull headache
  • Jaw, neck, and face pain
  • Tooth Sensitivity
  • Worn, chipped, or cracked teeth
  • Locked jaw

If left untreated, teeth grinding can lead to more complex dental issues. Teeth grinding may also be an indicator of a bite disorder like TMJ. If you want more information on how we diagnose and treat TMJ disorders, please see TMJ treatment.

When should I visit the dentist?

Visiting Levesque Dentistry regularly is an important part of maintaining optimal oral health. We recommend patients visit our Nashua dental office at least twice a year so we can properly examine the mouth for any complex dental issues.

However, if you are up to date on your preventive care visits and you are experiencing any of the symptoms associated with teeth grinding, please contact our dental office. We will examine your teeth and determine the best solution for your dental needs.

What treatments do you offer for teeth grinding?

Your treatment depends on the severity of your teeth grinding. Teeth grinding can lead to a range of dental issues, and each treatment varies. At Levesque Dentistry, we may recommend

  • Oral appliance therapy like mouthguards
  • Restorative Dentistry treatments
  • Dental crowns to repair damaged teeth
  • Bite correction therapy

How do I schedule an appointment?

Levesque Dentistry is located in Nashua, NH, and we also gladly serve surrounding areas like New Hampshire and Massachusetts, including Merrimack, Hollis, Hudson, Bedford, Amherst, Westford, Tyngsboro, Dunstable, and Manchester, with state-of-the-art dental care.

If you are looking for a team of dentist you can trust, please feel free to visit our Nashua dental office. You can schedule an appointment online or call (603) 547-9203