Teeth Grinding (Bruxism) Treatment in Cumberland

Looking after your teeth is an essential part of your daily life in the Cumberland area. Brushing and flossing will keep plaque and bacteria at bay but not help other dental problems such as bruxism. For 1 in 10 people, bruxism means grinding their teeth as they sleep. Although it is a relatively common condition, a large number of sufferers are not aware they have an issue until the damage has already been done. You can receive treatment options for bruxism from Dr. Wayne G. Suway to help address the problem and protect the health of your teeth.

A nightguard is a dental device that is designed to shield the teeth from damage while you sleep. For sufferers of bruxism, having your dentist carry out a comprehensive examination to determine the root cause is also important. Dr. Suway has extensive experience with diagnosing and proposing treatment options that offer long term relief from teeth grinding for patients from Windy Hills and the surrounding areas.

Treatment that involves careful investigation always provides greater potential for successful outcomes. Without knowing what is causing your bruxism, a dentist cannot truly provide effective treatment. Identifying underlying medical issues will also provide you with the opportunity to seek any relevant treatment, which could result in improved health and well-being.

Bruxism & Sleep

Since the vast majority of cases where bruxism occurs is when the patient is asleep, it would be easy to conclude that sleeping causes bruxism. However, many of the causes of bruxism actually stem from what happens in the patient’s waking world. Stress and anxiety are major contributing factors to grinding teeth for many patients. The symptoms of the condition only manifest in sleep because that is when the mind and body are at rest, meaning the patient has less control over certain bodily functions. You could say that bruxism is the physical expression of all the stress and anxiety that comes out when you sleep.

There are other factors that are common among bruxism sufferers, including sleep disorders such as snoring or sleep apnea. These conditions disrupt breathing patterns, which result in patients grinding their teeth involuntarily. Sleep apnea has potential health concerns that require investigation. Visiting Dr. Suway could actually open the door to receiving vital treatment to prevent the decline of your physical health.

Even lifestyle choices can cause patients to grind their teeth when they sleep. Smokers, drinkers and casual drug users are at risk of developing bruxism over time. If you notice that you are waking up with face pain or headaches, it is time to book a checkup with Dr. Suway. He can provide treatment options and recommendations for reducing the likelihood of grinding your teeth during the night.

Excellence in Patient Education

Dr. Wayne G. Suway takes great pride in providing patients with excellence in education during every visit. Bruxism is a condition that can stem from a number of physical or psychological health problems. At his offices, Dr. Suway provides a safe and confidential setting where patients are free to discuss their oral health concerns without judgment. If you are grinding your teeth at night and want to know why, as well as receive treatment, Dr. Suway is your trusted Cumberland and Windy Hill area dentist. You won’t find better treatment from bruxism anywhere else in Atlanta.

Your journey toward improved oral health begins with regular visits to a dentist’s office. Dr. Suway’s practice is staffed by a team of highly trained professionals who care about providing the best possible treatment outcomes. For a one-on-one consultation with Dr. Suway, contact our office to book your first appointment.

Wayne G. Suway, DDS, MAGD.

Our Patient Reviews

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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.

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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.