The Case of the Roommate’s Bruxism

BruxismDuring her freshman year of college, Julie was often bother by the strange sounds coming from her roommate, Kathy, while she slept. In her sleep, Kathy made a strange grinding noise with her teeth. After Julie finally approached her about the problem, she decided to see Dr. Kenneth Barney. Dr. Barney diagnosed Kathy with bruxism, or teeth grinding.

The teeth only come in contact for about 20 minutes a day. Some people, without realizing it, clench their jaw and grind their teeth at night. This can lead to wearing of the teeth, jaw pain, and headaches.

Bruxism Treatment

Once Bruxism is diagnosed, it is easily treated. Occlusal splints, more commonly referred to as mouth guards, can be worn at night to stop the grinding. This not only will stop the embarrassing noises, but also provide relief for our pain and jaw. These mouthguards reduce the stress on the mandibular joints and is one of the most effective treatment methods for bruxism. Our clinic provides the most comfortable and durable mouth guards available.

Why Choose Dr. Barney

At Dr. Barney’s office, we can offer an accurate diagnosis, the best treatment methods, and the latest technology in sleep care. You will be welcomed to our office by our friendly staff that is comfortable for children and senior citizens. We offer the best possible price while still maintaining quality, and offer flexible pricing options.

If you or someone you know may be experiencing bruxism, give our clinic a call. We are happy to help stop the pain, damage, and possible embarrassment of bruxism.

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