Bruxism (teeth grinding) occurs to most people at some point in their lives.  Dr. Lynna Bui provides treatments to help you regain restore the health, function, and beauty of your teeth after they have been damaged by bruxism.  Contact AZ Dental at 408-227-6000 for more information about bruxism and to schedule your appointment with our periodontist in San Jose, California.

While teeth grinding can occur at any time, it is most common at night.  While asleep, the nerve control centers in your brain are reduced or turned off, and reflexive pathways become active, causing you to grind and clench your teeth while unconscious.

Symptoms of bruxism include:

  • Gum recession
  • Excessively worn teeth
  • Fractured or broken teeth
  • Loose teeth
  • Arthritis
  • Earaches
  • Aching, tired, or painful jaw joints and muscles
  • Headaches
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Eating disorders
  • Chronic stress

If you are diagnosed with bruxism, seek treatment as soon as possible to halt the effects and alleviate your discomfort.

Common treatments for bruxism include:

  • Night guards
  • NTI-tss device
  • BOTOX®
  • Relaxation exercises
  • Stress management
  • Biofeedback mechanisms

When your bruxism is under control, our dentists will provide you with restorative treatments to help you regain a healthy, functional, and attractive smile.  These treatments may include gum grafts, crown lengthening, dental crowns, dental bridges, dental implants, and dental fillings.

We invite you to contact our office to learn more about bruxism and our available treatments.