Bruxism in Houston, TX

Bruxism is an oral condition characterized by teeth grinding and clenching. Many patients grind their teeth, often unintentionally throughout the day or during their sleep cycle, caused by factors such as stress, anxiety, bite misalignment, or certain prescription medications. Although periodically grinding your teeth is normally not an issue, routine teeth grinding can harm and damage your teeth and cause issues, like TMD (temporomandibular disorder), that impact the jaw. At Palmer Dental Group of Houston, Dr. Palmer offers diagnostic assessment and effective treatment solutions for teeth grinding and clenching, like protective mouth guards to wear at night. Call our office in Houston, TX for more information about how to treat bruxism and preserve your oral health.

Based on your unique needs, Dr. Palmer will create a personalized bruxism treatment plan. If there is damage, such as broken or cracked teeth, these issues may need to be addressed before moving forward. The most common treatment for teeth grinding is customized night guards. These custom mouth guards protect your teeth from damage that could occur while you sleep. Some patients may possibly need splints, which are hard acrylic materials placed on the lower or upper teeth to prevent teeth clenching and grinding. Anxiety and stress management can also help reduce teeth grinding and boost overall well-being.

Bruxism treatments offer several advantages to patients in Houston, TX seeking to alleviate uncomfortable symptoms. Some of the primary advantages of treating bruxism include:

  • Improves quality of life by reducing symptoms and associated pain
  • Protects against tooth damage by preventing the teeth from grinding and clenching
  • Prevents dental conditions, like temporomandibular joint disorders (TMJ)
  • Improves quality of sleep
  • Reduces jaw discomfort and tension
  • Minimizes bruxism-induced headaches and pain in the face

I had an exceptional experience at Dr. Palmer's dental practice. From the moment I walked in, I was greeted warmly and made to feel right at home. The office ambiance was modern and inviting, and the cleanliness was top-notch, which immediately put me at ease. Dr. Palmer and his dental hygienist, Victoria, were not only highly professional but also incredibly courteous throughout my visit. They took the time to explain each step of the process, ensuring I felt comfortable and informed at all times. What truly stood out to me was their attention to detail and their genuine care for their patients' well-being. One thoughtful touch that made my visit even more pleasant was the personalized welcome sign with my name on it—a small gesture that spoke volumes about their commitment to customer satisfaction. Additionally, being able to watch Netflix during my cleaning was a fantastic perk that helped me relax and feel more at ease. Overall, I couldn't be more satisfied with the level of service I received from Dr. Palmer and Victoria. I highly recommend this practice to anyone in search of quality dental care in a welcoming environment. Thank you, Dr. Palmer and Victoria, for your exceptional care!

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I truly loved everything, from the time I walked in Dr. Palmer office the secretary was amazing and her attitude was in great spirits and truly showed care as a professional should’ve. I truly recommend if you want excellence go to Dr. Palmer and you won’t be disappointed.

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Experience and treatment have been great. The entire office is friendly and have taken great care of me and met all my expectations!

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Staff is always friendly and smiling.

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Beautiful clean office inside. excellent work and very talented staff. Abbiel was excellent. Dr Palmer is so kind.

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Grinding your teeth can damage your teeth and cause more severe dental conditions, like temporomandibular disorder (TMD), which can cause headaches, aching jaw, fitful sleep, and more. With effective treatment options, such as custom-made night guards and splints, Palmer Dental Group of Houston can help you care for your teeth and provide relief from the pain and discomfort caused by bruxism. For more information or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Palmer, contact our Houston, TX practice as soon as possible.

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