Teeth Grinding (Bruxism) Treatment in Smyrna

Patients who suffer from grinding their teeth in Smyrna can rely on the services of Dr. Wayne G. Suway. Bruxism is a condition which affects 1 in 10 people. You may not know you grind your teeth at night, depending on the severity of the condition. For most sufferers, the revelation comes by way of a partner, spouse or family member. For those who go undiagnosed for a considerable length of time, facial pain or worn down teeth are often the first indication of a problem.

The good news is that Dr. Suway can provide effective treatment options for bruxism at his office. Understanding the underlying causes of bruxism is the first step toward combating teeth grinding at night. When you trust your dental care to Dr. Wayne G. Suway, you are guaranteed he will carry out a full and comprehensive examination to determine the factors involved in you grinding your teeth. Once potential causes have been identified, Dr. Suway will discuss treatment options with you.

Education on bruxism causes plays a major role in treatment. Dr. Suway is passionate about helping patients understand their own oral health needs. If you are suffering from bruxism due to factors that can be eliminated, Dr. Suway can provide all the information you need to make better-informed choices. In most cases, custom nightguards are an effective treatment option for people who grind their teeth.

Bruxism Symptoms

The symptoms of bruxism are not always immediately evident. Some patients grind their teeth harder than others, which is why so many people remain undiagnosed. One of the most effective ways to detect the symptoms of bruxism early is with regular visits to a dentist. Dr. Suway provides all patients with full examinations on each scheduled visit to check for any changes in oral health. Worn down teeth usually indicate bruxism. However, Dr. Suway has the skill and experience to detect even the most subtle signs of teeth grinding.

Symptoms that are noticeable include a partner, spouse or family member hearing the grinding of your teeth while you are sleeping. If you have been grinding your teeth for a long enough period of time, the teeth will begin to show obvious signs of wear. Worn down, cracked or broken teeth that haven’t suffered injury may be the result of bruxism. Dr. Suway maintains the importance of regular visits, so he can identify oral health problems early and recommend effective solutions.

There are numerous potential causes of bruxism, which may be physical or psychological in nature. Patients who are experiencing stress or anxiety every day may also suffer from teeth grinding at night. Any type of sleep disorder or habit can result in a patient experiencing bruxism. Physical conditions such as crooked teeth, a misaligned jaw or weak facial muscles can lead to bruxism as a secondary complaint.

Experienced Bruxism Dentist

Dr. Wayne G. Suway is a highly experienced bruxism dentist. If you are waking up regularly with a headache or facial pain, it is important to arrange an appointment at his offices for a dental consultation. Seeking treatment early could save your teeth from serious damage, resulting from excessive grinding while you sleep. Sandy Spring residents are welcome to sign-up today as new patients with Dr. Suway to experience excellence in bruxism diagnosis and treatment.

If you would like an appointment with Dr. Suway, reach out to our office where a friendly and understanding member of the team will book your appointment right away.

Wayne G. Suway, DDS, MAGD.

Our Patient Reviews

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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.