Patients in the Sutton, Surrey area who are worried about tooth wear are encouraged to make an appointment with the team of Sensational Smiles. Dr. Suril Amin and his team work with patients to give them a variety of options when problems occur. Tooth wear is a common issue for patients who have bruxism.
What is bruxism?
Bruxism is the medical term for patients who clench or grind their teeth. This condition can also lead to issues such as temporomandibular joint disorder, chronic headaches, and discomfort in the jaw and mouth. Dr. Suril Amin encourages patients to have a thorough evaluation to determine if they are experiencing this condition, and if so, find ways to effectively treat it.
Treatment of bruxism
The primary treatment for bruxism is the use of an oral appliance. Oral appliance therapy involves wearing a mouth guard at night to protect the teeth. It can also reduce the pressure caused by this condition, reducing the likelihood of temporomandibular joint disorder occurring.
Treating the after-effects
If bruxism has already been a concern and has resulted in the destruction of natural tooth structure, it is important to work with a dental professional to discuss the options available for treatment. Treatment of tooth wear from bruxism will vary depending on the severity of the wear and the appropriate restoration. They may include:
- Dental crowns
- Tooth-coloured fillings
An evaluation is the first step.
Schedule a visit today at Sensational Smiles!
The staff of Sensational Smiles encourage patients in and around the area of Sutton, Surrey to speak with them regarding the health and protection of their smiles. Now is the time to make an appointment if you have concerns regarding tooth wear. Our practice is located at 42 and 46 Banstead Road and can be reached by calling 020 8629 1433.