Teeth Grinding (Bruxism) Treatment in Atlanta

Do you wake up some mornings with a headache or facial pain? One in ten people are said to suffer from bruxism, but many are not even aware of the condition. When your partner or spouse complains that you grind your teeth during the night, it’s time to see an Atlanta area dentist. There are numerous potential causes of bruxism, so seeking treatment is highly recommended.

Dr. Wayne G. Suway offers comprehensive treatment of bruxism for patients in Cumberland, Marietta, Smyrna and the surrounding communities to help you get a better night’s sleep while protecting your teeth. Continuous grinding can cause the teeth to wear down, crack or break over time. Studies involving bruxism have shown that custom nightguards are very effective in protecting the teeth from damage. However, it is also important to establish the cause of the condition in each patient.

Patient-focused treatment means treating bruxism in the individual, rather than using a blanket approach. For some patients, there are underlying medical or psychological issues at play. Dr. Suway will carry out a full examination to determine what is causing you to grind your teeth and will create a tailored treatment plan.

Bruxism Causes

Diagnosing bruxism is only one part of your overall treatment plan when you trust Dr. Suway with your oral healthcare. Each patient has their own story to tell. Getting to the bottom of teeth grinding often involves delving into the patient’s lifestyle. For instance, stress has been established as a major cause of bruxism in teenagers and adults. Making changes to your life that cause stress can have a positive impact on the reduction or elimination of teeth grinding. Other lifestyle contributors include drinking alcohol, smoking and taking recreational drugs.

If you have a sleep disorder, such as snoring or sleep apnea, you are more likely to suffer from bruxism. Patients who talk in their sleep, experience sleep paralysis or have nightmares are also at a higher risk for grinding their teeth. It helps to work with a dentist who understands the many potential contributing factors to bruxism when you need a lasting solution.

Certain medications can impact behavior during sleep, and bruxism can be an unwanted side effect. Dr. Suway carries out a full investigation and may ask about your medical history in order to establish the cause of bruxism. Knowing that there is a link between medications and grinding your teeth will help you take steps in finding a balance in overall health and well-being.

For other patients, bruxism is the result of undiagnosed medical conditions. A dentist who understands the complex relationship between the teeth, jaw and facial muscles, provides a more complete approach toward treatment options. Dr. Suway is willing to take the time to fully explore all potential health-related causes of teeth grinding and provide any necessary treatments or referrals.

Bruxism Dentist

Ensuring you receive the right treatment options and education when you grind your teeth are Dr. Suway’s main objectives. He is a passionate and highly skilled professional who cares about providing the best possible outcome for his patients. If you are not happy with how your current dentist is addressing your teeth grinding problem, turn to Dr. Wayne G. Suway for excellence in diagnosis and treatment. His team is comprised of dentistry professionals who are committed to providing unmatched patient care at his Atlanta office.

To make an appointment with Dr. Wayne G. Suway, contact our office today. We are your trusted bruxism specialists in Georgia. Patients can look forward to effective treatment plans that address both minor and complex dental problems, including teeth grinding and related conditions.

Wayne G. Suway, DDS, MAGD.

Our Patient Reviews

4.8 / 5.0

Based on 40 reviews

Missy Stone

I have known Dr. Suway for 30 years. My parents found him originally and made me a believer and life long friend and patient. In the years since, I have recommended my husband, son and friends. I would hear that going to the dentist was a fear of many people. I could never understand that because it was always a pleasure to come to Dr. Suway’s office. His staff are so professional, gentle and kind. It’s nice to see the same faces twice a year. You can tell they love working with him. I tell people that Dr. Suway gives the best shots – you can’t even feel a pinch. My son who hates needles, has no problem getting a shot for a filling. I love Dr. Suway’s personality. When you walk in the office you might hear him singing a country western song. I have porcelain veneers on my front teeth and am so thrilled. It’s been 10 years and they are still white and beautiful. He is an artist and perfectionist who loves to make people happy. I recommend Dr. Suway to become your dentist. He is a man of character and professionalism, yet down to earth. If you choose Dr. Suway, you’ll get an excellent dentist, but also a friend for life.

Dennis & Maria Liber

Dr. Suway is very relaxed and as a result we find that we are very relaxed as well. He takes the time to listen when we have concerns and he answers questions fully. We never feel like he is rushing from us to another patient. When we do need fillings, crowns or any other extensive work, he is concerned that we are comfortable and feeling no pain.

Nealean K. Austin

Through the years, we have found Dr. Suway to be a skillful perfectionist in all areas of his profession. He keeps abreast of and utilizes the latest dental techniques to improve and ensure the longevity of his patient’s teeth. He is a caring, personable professional who always greets his patients with a sincere, ready smile. Dr. Suway is also a ‘confidence booster.’ I say this because by the time I was 30 years old I was wearing dentures. He immediately recognized a self-conscious young wife, mother and professional who needed his professional help. His approach to boosting my confidence was through dental implants. At that time dental implants were a relatively new procedure. Dr. Suway carefully explained to me the advantages of dental implants and was proactive in working with my insurance provider to ensure that they understood the correlation between the required dental procedures and health plan benefits. I can smile with confidence forever because of Dr. Suway. Dr. Suway’s staff is a mirror image of his positive professionalism. They are always courteous, knowledgeable, efficient and personable. Appointments are scheduled at your convenience. You know that your time is valued because at the precise time of your appointment you are greeted, then immediately seen by either Dr. Suway or a hygienist. His work is outstanding and he is one of a kind.

Allison Lewis

My husband and I have been patients of Dr. Suway since 1988. Dr. Suway and his staff have provided us with state-of-the-art oral health care in a pleasant, friendly and compassionate environment for many years. Dr. Suway has done many procedures for me including root canals, crowns and a bridge. His work is beautiful. He is truly a perfectionist and that is exactly what I want in a dentist. I would never trust my smile to anyone other then Dr. Suway.