Dr. Ronald Petrosky, One
of "America's Top Dentist" in Little Egg Harbor - Tuckerton offering
South Jersey Mini Dental Implant Centers of America, Dental Implants- New Jersey, CEREC Crowns/ Onlays- New Jersey, Laser Periodontal Therapy (Lanap) of New
Jersey, Lumineers-New Jersey, Laser Dentistry-New Jersey, Cosmetic and General
Dentistry-New Jersey also serving Galloway, Manahawkin, Long Beach Island, Barnegat, Forked River, Toms River, Lakewood, Freehold, and Manalapan Area.
What is Bruxism?
Grinding of teeth, also known as Bruxism,
occurs in children as well as adults. Grinding of teeth
generally occurs during sleep.
What if my Child is Grinding His or Her
Children often grind their teeth
when their teeth are erupting. This is not uncommon,
nor is it a problem if it is mild. However, in more
severe cases the child can develop a malocclusion.
Malocclusion may then lead to TMJ problems or to a need
for Orthodontics. If you have any concerns about your
child's Bruxism, be sure to have Dr. Petrosky
check for signs of excessive wear so that treatment
options can be discussed and implemented to prevent
What about Bruxism in Adults?
Adults may grind their teeth at
night due to:
The result of bruxism can be:
- Worn spots (attrition) that can lead to:
- TMJ problems
- Noise that sometimes disrupts the partner's sleep
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How can Bruxism be Treated?
Sometimes, the damage caused by bruxism
must be addressed first. Any malocclusion,
sensitivity, brittle teeth,
or TMJ problems should be discussed with Dr. Petrosky
first to be sure those problems are resolved and that
the subsequent treatment for bruxism prevents a recurrence
of those problems. Further damage from bruxism can be
prevented with a mouth guard that is worn during sleep.
This guard is comfortable and easy for most people to
wear. Contact Us for an appointment
to stop the damage caused by bruxism and correct any
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