Teeth Grinding (Bruxism) Treatment in Marietta

Bruxism is best described as the grinding or clenching of the teeth. It can cause damage to the teeth, along with facial pain and headaches. A dentist will typically recommend a nightguard for bruxism, as the worst bouts of the condition occur while the patient is sleeping. While a large number of people in Marietta likely suffer from bruxism, many of them have no way of knowing until damage to the teeth becomes apparent.

Waiting until after teeth are worn down, cracked or broken due to bruxism, is not a concern that the patients of Dr. Wayne G. Suway need to worry about. Regularly scheduled visits allow him to conduct a thorough and comprehensive dental examination. This exam is designed to detect the early signs of oral health problems such as bruxism. If you are grinding your teeth, receiving treatment and advice when the condition first presents itself is invaluable for long lasting oral health.

Dr. Suway takes a broad approach to treating bruxism and related oral health problems. Many of these conditions stem from underlying issues. These health issues associated with bruxism can impact overall well-being, which makes early diagnosis all the more important. When you trust Dr. Wayne G. Suway to provide excellence in your dental care, you will receive early diagnosis and effective treatment for bruxism.

If your partner, spouse or family members are complaining about you grinding your teeth at night, seek lasting relief from Dr. Wayne G. Suway. Everyone will benefit from a better night’s sleep. You will receive treatment designed to prevent long term damage to your teeth from excessive grinding or clenching while sleeping.

Bruxism Symptoms & Causes

The most obvious symptoms of bruxism include clenching or rubbing your teeth together during periods of stress, anxiety or concentration. For most sufferers, however, the signs do not manifest while they are awake. If you wake up with pain around your jaw or unexplained headaches, bruxism may be responsible. Grinding is loudest when you are sleeping, so someone else at home may make you aware of the issue. If you do not regularly see an experienced dentist, worn down teeth will let you know that it’s time to book a checkup with Dr. Suway.

The potential causes of bruxism are numerous. Any type of mental anguish can cause the condition to develop. If you already suffer from sleep disorders, such as snoring or sleep apnea, bruxism is often an associated condition. Some sufferers may have oral health problems, including crooked teeth or TMJ, which results in grinding teeth during the night. Whatever the cause, a consultation with Dr. Wayne G. Suway will help you get to the bottom of the issue.

You may have to reconsider your lifestyle if you grind your teeth at night. People who smoke, drink alcohol or are casual drug users can develop bruxism. It is important to have an honest conversation with your dentist about potential contributing factors. Dr. Suway is an understanding dentist who you can rely on to keep your personal information confidential.

Excellence in Bruxism Dentistry

If you want to experience the very best in bruxism treatment in Marietta, East Cobb and the surrounding areas, trust the talent of Dr. Wayne G. Suway. As an accomplished dentist who delivers comprehensive treatment options, Dr. Suway provides solutions that will help prevent you from grinding or clenching your teeth.

Reach out to the office of Dr. Suway today if you would like an appointment with a specialist in treating bruxism.

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.

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.

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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.