Monday, October 22, 2012

The Painful Truth: The Dental Connection!

Some people experience increased tenderness throughout all of their teeth while attempting to eat or even sip colder drinks.  Take heart, a simple remedy can make your life much more bearable, at least as far as your sensitive teeth are concerned.  Many times, under stress, people find themselves clencing or grinding their teeth.  About 90% of the time, clenching or grinding is done while the person is asleep and they are completely unaware of the event!

The problem with clenching is the amount of pressure that is generated to the teeth overtime. The teeth are clenched so tightly that the pulp (nerve) within the tooth is literally "squeezed" to the limit that inflammation or pulpal irritation can occur.  At this point, the teeth can become very hypersensitive to just about anything.  The good news is that a simple bite guard or splint appliance can be fabricated to alleviate the condition!

If you have any questions about how stress can cause dental discomfort, or are in need of an appointment, call our office at 918-455-0123!

God Bless,

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