Sleep disorders can be influenced by a variety of different factors, including your oral health. If your teeth and gums are unhealthy, your sleep patterns can easily be affected. For example, if you grind your teeth or unconsciously clench them during sleep, also called bruxism, you could easily disrupt yourself from a quality night’s sleep. Bruxism can not only affect you, but the loud grinding of your teeth can also disrupt the sleep of loved ones or roommates as well.
Do you suffer from a sleep disorder caused by bruxism? Ask yourself if you have any of the following symptoms of bruxism:
- You have teeth that appear to be worn down or are sensitive to the touch.
- You experience pain in your head in areas beyond your jaw, including your face and ears.
- You have difficulty or experience pain when fully opening and closing your mouth.
- You may have bruxism if your jaw has been known to lock up or get stuck in place.
- You suffer from a temporomandibular disorder that has weakened the joints in your jaw.
- You have strange markings and indentations on your tongue and inner cheek tissue.
For more details about bruxism, or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Jared Ayes, please call us at 484.369.8625 to speak with a member of our team at Transcend Dental. Our dentist office is conveniently located in Royersford, Pennsylvania. Jaw pain may be a sign of an underlying condition such as bruxism, so come see us to get the treatment you need.