Teeth Grinding in Roswell

Teeth grinding is when people clench and grind their teeth at night. This condition can cause serious damage to teeth and gums over time. Teeth grinding, also called bruxism, can also cause jaw pain, headaches and fatigue from a lack of sleep.

While we are asleep, the muscles in our airway, neck, and tongue relax. Unfortunately, extra tissue in our airway can partially block airflow. What happens then is our jaws tighten, clench, and even grind to hold the airway open so that we can breathe normally. While this clenching/grinding keeps the air coming, it can also cause tooth problems. Botox can be used to help relax the muscles and help with teeth grinding. Custom night guards can help as well.

If you find yourself grinding your teeth at night, please call our office and make an appointment. Dr. Atkins can help you decide what's best for you. There is no reason to suffer with this problem night after night. Help is just one phone call away.