Most patients don’t realize they grind their teeth because tooth grinding usually happens while you are asleep. During a comprehensive exam, restorative dentist Dr. J. Stephen Hoard can thoroughly examine your mouth, teeth, and gums and look for any signs of complex dental problems. After the comprehensive exam, Dr. Hoard can provide a more detailed treatment plan to repair the damage done by teeth grinding and alleviate any symptoms.

Teeth Grinding

Teeth grinding can be caused by stress or may even be an indicator of a more complex dnetal problem like TMJ. Symptoms like headaches, jaw pain, and teeth grinding can be related to a bite disorder. To alleviate some of those symptoms, it is important you visit our New Bern NC dental office a routine dental exam.

Symptoms of teeth grinding often include:

  • Worn teeth
  • Dull teeth
  • Jaw pain
  • Chipped or cracked teeth
  • Tooth sensitivity
  • Persistent earache
  • A headache or facial pain

Treatment for Teeth Grinding

Your treatment is dependent on the cause of your teeth grinding. Dr. Hoard will do a thorough examination of your teeth, mouth, and jawbone to determine which treatment best suits your needs. Dr. Hoard may provide treatments like:

  • Dental bonding
  • Dental crowns or veneers
  • Orthodontics
  • Bite equilibrium
  • Restorative dentistry
  • Mouthguards

Schedule an Appointment

If you are experiencing any symptoms of teeth grinding visit our New Bern, NC dental office. Dr. Hoard will work with you to address your dental concerns and provide a treatment to restore beauty and function back to your smile. Patients can call 252.507.0373  to schedule an appointment or contact us online.

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