Snoring and Bruxism
Snoring is a common problem, even though people who actually snore will swear up and down that they do no such thing. Roughly 30% of the population snores. Snoring is also linked to being obese or simply over-weight. And with the size of our population getting plumper by the decade, snorning incidence will only continue to increase.
Bruxism, Clenching, Grinding
Bruxism, clenching and grinding all refer to extra activity in the jaw musculature leading to buildup of tremendous forces on the teeth and the supporting structure. Patient's who clench typically have teeth that are chipped or fractured. Patient's who grind have teeth that are worn flat against their opposite neighbors. Bruxism is a combination of clenching and grinding.
Treatment for Snoring & Bruxism
After a complete exam, our San Marcos dentist can recommend the proper choice of therapy for the patient. In treating these group of disorders it is important to understand that using the wrong type of treatment will worsen the symptoms. Our San Marcos dentist has specialized training in treating snoring, bruxism and sleep apnea.