If you know anything about bruxism disorder, you know that it’s one of those problems that can affect you for a long time before you have any idea it’s present. Fortunately, your trips to our practice for checkups will usually offer you early detection. However, that doesn’t mean you’ll have figured it out on your own. Or, if you haven’t been to see us for a while, this disorder may be eluding you, while you assume all is well. For now, let’s cover some commonly overlooked signs, so you notice them should they pop up.
A Scalloped Tongue
Do you go to brush your teeth or stick your tongue out and catch a glimpse of it in the mirror? If you think to yourself, “Whoa, what’s with that crazy pattern along my tongue border?” it just might be a sign that you’re dealing with bruxism disorder. When you grind or clench your teeth, the pressure over time might change the contour of your tongue. If it dips in then back out as you make your way along the sides, then this is a sign to give us a call.
Someone Notices It
Don’t shrug off comments that people make to you. Maybe your mom tells you that you look like you’re tensing up your jaw and that you’re gritting your teeth. Perhaps a friend asks if you’re nervous because you’re grinding your teeth. When someone asks about something similar, appreciate it instead of feeling sensitive. Then, of course, call us to set up a time to come learn more about whether you may require bruxism disorder treatment.
Receive A Bruxism Diagnosis Today!
Come in for your dental checkup, so we may examine your smile for any type of change, including functional disorders like bruxism. Contact Absolute Dental Care today in Virginia Beach, VA to schedule a visit by calling (757) 428-7440. We proudly welcome patients Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Norfolk, Suffolk, Hampton, Eastern Shore, and all surrounding communities.